The garden cafe space at the back of Barefoot has proved one of Colombo's best places to relax, have a meal, meet friends and while the time away whilst listening to an eclectic collection of recorded music playing in the background. This season there's a whole lot also happening at Barefoot.
On Monday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m., Barefoot presents two great musicians in concert: Glen Terry and Jerome Speldewinde. Glen Terry, a fine blues guitarist, (winner of the CBS Blues Awards for Best Male Vocalist and Best Song and a Finalist for four Nominations for the Australian Blues Chain Awards 2009; Best Song, Best Album, Best New Talent and Best Band) and the unsurpassed crooner Jerome, will play a selection of originals, and jazz and blue standards.
Both Glen and Jerome are well known in Colombo and this will be one of the rare occasions people will hear them play together.
On Friday the 18, at 7:30 p.m., Barefoot in association with The Royal Norwegian Embassy and SewaLanka will host five jazz musicians through Concerts Norway. Dubbed 'Indian Core' this band did a South Asia tour during 2005-2006. During the tour, playing in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, the Core played with three Indian musicians with whom they collaborated to make the 2007 'Indian Core' band and album. They also extensively toured in Norway and at various music festivals. The band plays an East meets West mix of contemporary jazz and traditional Indian music. Musicans are: Prasenjit Mitra - (tablas), Fateh Ali - (sitar), Espen Aalberg - (drums), Erlend Slettevoll - (piano), Jorgen Mathisen (sax), Kristi Huke (vocals), Steinar Raknes - (bass)
Aruna Saparamadu, author of "When life gives you Lemons make Limoncello" will sign books at the Barefoot bookshop on Saturday the 19th and Victor Ivan, author of "Paradise in Tears" on Sunday the 20.
On Monday, 21 Lakshman Joseph de Saram and The Chamber Music Society of Colombo presents "The Open Rehearsals" at 7:15 p.m. Catch the Society's Brass line in rehearsal, over a glass of wine and a canapé or two.