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Watch the Penguin Cafe Orchestra play to a delighted audience for the BBC.
A newly restored BBC performance by Penguin Cafe Orchestra was recently shared by Bill Film, and it showcases the light whimsically of the band live. Led by the late English guitarist Simon Jeffes, Penguin Cafe Orchestra played between the worlds of modern folk and classical music in an effortless fusion. The result was incredibly sophisticated compositions that come across incredibly warm and lively, something Jeffes speaks to in one of four interviews nestled among the 40-minute performance.
The band normally performed in casual wear, but for this special occasion they don their “Penguin suits” and share how the bird reflects their understanding of humanity.