All aboard for Ana’s musical train treat
SUFFOLK: Singer songwriter Ana Silvera is on track to give train travellers a gig with a difference tomorrow.
SINGER songwriter Ana Silvera is on track to give train travellers a gig with a difference this Saturday.
She’s performing on board the 4.54pm and 5.58pm train from Manningtree to Harwich and the 5.25pm and 6.25pm trips back.
It has been arranged by Arts La’Olam, which promotes education through the arts by working with diverse artists, community groups and arts organisations to develop and increase cultural education opportunities in schools, arts venues and community settings.
“It’s a completely new experience,” said the 29-year-old. “It’s going to be interesting, we’ve been working hard on the logistics but I’m very excited about it.”
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Ana - who will perform her own songs, which she describes as classical indie - will play her guitar and space will even be made for a sizeable digital keyboard.
“There’s a carriage which has folding seats and is quite spacious so we’re going to put it there and we’ve figured out a way to attach it to some battery packs so it can be powered.”
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She hopes to be accompanied by a string player and plans to get travellers to play along too on tambourines and shakers.
Ana’s was classically trained from a very young age and has performed solo for the English National Opera.
Learning piano and guitar as a child, she added jazz to her repertoire and after university wanderlust set in.
She spent four months sleeping under a fig tree in Ibiza, moved to Berlin to hone her craft in hideouts like Caf� Harlem and In Eimer, as well as the renowned jazz den A-Trane. She’s now settled in Hampstead, London, after living in New York.
Those interested in joining her musical odyssey - encompassing English, French, Spanish and the old Jewish and Mediterranean language Ladino - just need to buy a train ticket.