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Bending the Dark is the third album from English folk collective The Imagined Village. Originally brought together by Simon Emmerson (Afro Celt Sound System), the aim was to combine musicians from various ethnic backgrounds, celebrating modern multiculturalism in the UK. The album sees the outfit move away from their re-workings of folk-legend Martin Carthy’s song book which had appeared on previous albums, and deliver an album of original and traditional folk material., Rovi


Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s

Organized by Simon Emmerson of the Afro Celt Sound System, the Imagined Village project boasts an eclectic ensemble of musicians reinterpreting traditional songs through a modernist sieve. The talented cast of characters includes Emmerson, Billy Bragg, Tiger Moth, Johnny Kalsi, Sheila Chandra, the Copper Family, Paul Weller, Benjamin Zephaniah, Transglobal Underground, Tunng, Chris Wood, the Gloworms, the Dhol Foundation, and Martin and Eliza Carthy. The collective took its name from the 1993 book...
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