PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING by TUUP
MUSIC by HAMID MANTU and TIM WHELAN of Transglobal Underground.
The Story of “Children of the sweet water”
Enter a world of supernatural beasts, power, jealousy & transformation.
Medieval rulers of England and France often claimed descent from a part demonic, part angelic, part human, part fish-tailed creature called Melusine – a creator of peace and of conflict, a builder of cities, a vengeful daughter and a wronged wife – a legendary figure who the kings would credit for their achievements and blame for their cruelties.
World renowned storyteller TUUP, joins forces with regular collaborators from the band Transglobal Underground, Hamid Mantu and Tim Whelan, to bring these wild medieval legends into focus for a new world.
Combining story, music, unpredictable instrumentation & contemporary technology, journey with them through a landscape that is as much science-fiction as it is fairytale.
“Wild, passionate, enthralling”
If you enjoy listening to these stories then we’d advise you go and listen in person to an oral storyteller. Thank you to all ancestors of the storytelling community.
Thanks: Transglobal Underground, The Crick Crack Club, Kate Norgate, Ben Haggarty, Eve Cardenet, Sidonie Whelan, Sian Colley and Nell Phoenix of the Camden Storytellers. As performed at the Camden Torriano Meeting house 2019.
TUUP – Storyteller and percussion
Hamid Man Tu – Drums and Percussion
Tim Whelan – Landscape sounds and keyboards
Additional percussion: Levi Duncan
Recorded by Paul Chivers at HMVS
Mastered by Paul Tipler
Design by Nick Clark
A production by THEE Unspoken Word and Mule Satellite recordings