When: Mon 22nd Jun – 20.00-21.00
Where: Your Device
The Windrush Suite: Live online to celebrate Windrush Day 2020 Monday 22 June 8pm-9pm A new body of work brought to you live by The Vortex jazz club & the Shape of Jazz to Come. To mark the occasion of National Windrush Day, we are excited to present a new body of work by composer and arranger Renell Shaw, supported by the PRS Foundation, in association with The Vortex Jazz Club/The Shape of Jazz to Come. With a special introduction by musician Dave Holland, and writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre.
Line-up: – Renell Shaw (composer/arranger, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, percussion) – ORPHY ROBINSON (vibes, marimba) – Ayanna Witter-Johnson (cello) – Samson Jatto (drums) – Taurean Antoine-Chagar (saxophones) – Nandi (vocals) – Delycia Belgrave (vocals, tap dance) Coco Shaw (Film visuals and editing)
Kathianne Hingwan (Artistic producer for the project)
The four suite pieces are inspired by the men, women and children, who became known as the ‘Windrush Generation’. The music pays homage to the complex origins of the people: their lives ‘away’, their longings, loves, disappointments, and will to survive. Being at home but not home. We celebrate the contributions of this vibrant community to the cultural and social life of Britain. The rich diasporic musical traditions of the Caribbean finds a contemporary expression in the work, as well as a new home in a new melting pot of bubbling creativity.
On Facebook. Live. Monday 22 June. 8pm-9pm:
On Youtube. Live. Monday 22 June. 8pm-9pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksx2NYWcMVA The Windrush Suite will be available to buy on the Vortex on Bandcamp 22 June 2020: https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/