The Black Peril - B2022 Festival Partnership
Sat Jun 11 2022 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Elgar Concert Hall | Birmingham, EN
AdvertisementAward-winning saxophonist, composer, poet, MC, and producer Soweto Kinch is joined by dancers and leading jazz musicians to present The Black Peril.
A politically and racially-engaged production, the show's historical inspiration can be traced to the episodes of civil unrest in 1919 that erupted across the wester world one year on from the Armistice Declaration. What should have been a moment of triumph and social cohesion disintegrated into violent disorder and racial conflict: from Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff and South Shields to Jamaica and the 'Red Summer' across the US, city streets were set ablaze by race riots.
The production is a reflection on this history as well as a celebration of 100 years of the 'black music' which followed.
This performance is presented in partnership with B2022 Festival.
Plus 6.30pm pre-concert performance by spoken word artists, Ade Oyejobi.
From incorporating spoken word pieces into his therapeutic short films and renowned podcast ‘Subconscious’, Ade has found a passion for the spoken word art form. This passion has allowed Ade to work with brands such as Humenorg, Poetry Jam, Timberland EU and BSL UK, delivering conscious performances all over the UK. His performance is presented by UoB Black Voices.
Where is it happening?Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Bldg.,Birmingham, United Kingdom, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
GBP 5 to GBP 20