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Big Opportunity for Cevanne and her [Big Ears]….

BBC Introducing… Suffolk has decided to let Cevanne and her [Big Ears] Band loose at Latitude Festival this summer and she has promised her set will be one to remember. A composer, singer, harper and dancer, Cevanne was born in Ipswich, raised in Leiston and Aldeburgh, and returned from Cambridge University with a clutch of prizes and a 1st class degree.

Along with local bands The Cads and These Ghosts (formerly Vanilla Kick), Cevanne will perform on the Lake Stage at Henham Park in front of thousands of festival goers. The crowds are guaranteed to be huge as tickets have completely sold out for this summer, and if she’s completely honest, she’s a wee bit nervous about it “Ever since I got the call, I’ve been gobsmacked, terrified, stuttering and blinking.”

A grandchild of Armenian refugees and Lancashire coal workers, Cevanne’s musical tastes have turned out to be pretty diverse. Since she was a little nipper, she was influenced by music from Paris to Scotland and from India to Cuba. Now she’s all grown up, she’s made sure to combine all these sounds from across the world.

With this in mind, her energetic experimental pop debut album [Big Ears], funded by Arts Council and featuring Zoe Rahman and Kuljit Bhamra MBE, encourages people to open up to the sounds and cultures that exist around them. “I was partially deaf as a child, and heard sonorities that I might not have heard otherwise. Via themes from Peter Pan, this album combines laughter, tears and personal integrity in a way that I hope challenges any cultural deafness that might exist today.”

So if you’re lucky enough to be heading to Henham Park in July, make sure you pop along to see Cevanne, you won’t be disappointed…

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