Ricocheting between themes of love, masculinity, forgiveness and cultural displacement, poet Keisha Thompson with cellist Bonnie Schwarz presents a vividly imagined Afrofuturistic performance that ripples with looped sound and sweeping waves of Neo-Soul.
Brought to life through songs from her show Man on the Moon, Thompson pieces together a delicately autobiographical story navigating the space between herself and her socially withdrawn father. Exploring the complex world of their orbiting relationship, Moonwhile deconstructs the impact of mental health on family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience.
Poetry & Lyrics Festival 6—7 Jun 2019
Poet in the City’s genre defying festival returns to celebrate the relationship between words and music.
Poetry & Lyrics Festival, a unique celebration bringing together musicians and poets spanning genres from jazz, neo-soul, punk and disco is here, and this year we’re looking back on the songs and words of our years, from the tracks that define a moment to the words that shape our identities.
Headliners include Lavinia Greenlaw and special guests with their nostalgic Village Hall Disco, and Belinda Zhawi and members of Steam Down Collective performing a genre-bending jazz set to the words of poetry’s lesser known black foremothers.