OCM presents: Starling Sessions


Following several successes this year, we're thrilled that Starlings Sessions will be treating us to a fully-fledged set at one of our favourite hang-outs, the socially conscious brewery Tap Social Movement.

The music will span everything from soulful, beautiful acapella ballads to raucous rousing bangers. It is a joyful tapestry of languages and musical traditions with threads running through that unite us across cultures.

Afterwards, DJ Bossaphonik will continue the party until late! 


Starling Sessions

Think local, folk global! Starling Sessions is a global folk community orchestra, exploring traditional music from around the world through the people of Oxford. Each member of the band brings a song with them to share and together they create a musical mosaic of Oxford. Like the common starling, which makes its home anywhere and has a knack for learning the songs of other birds around it, they learn to sing the songs that have made their home in Oxford.


DJ Bossaphonik

DJ Dan Ofer is the founder and organiser of Oxford's legendary world-jazz dance music event, Bossaphonik, which this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary. In this time it has run monthly in a number of venues and has hosted around 130 superb live bands. Dan is resident DJ at Bossaphonik and his repertoire blends high energy live-based eclectic music including jazz funk - Afrobeat - soukous - Latin jazz - Brazilica - cumbia - Balkan beats - Arabian fusion - soul jazz - electro swing - nu jazz bizniz.

Uplifting, energising and inspiring sounds for the dancefloor!


Presented by OCM, Tandem Collective and Tap Social Movement. 

Starling Sessions is funded by Oxfordshire Community Foundation, Swan Mountain Trust, Stanton Ballard Trust, Asylum Welcome, and Oxford City Council, with support from Oxford Refugee Health Initiative and Old Fire Station. This gig is a fundraiser to support the Starling Sessions, and your ticket purchase will help the project to continue. There will also be opportunities to support Starling Sessions on the night by buying some of their cool merch and/or making a donation.