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Set to an arresting display of Afrofuturistic jazz, improv, grime & soul from members of Jazz FM award-winners STEAM DOWN, poet Belinda Zhawi as MA.MOYO takes us on a trip through the history of poetry’s Black foremothers via their poetic narrations of tenderness, strength and activism.
Don’t miss this unique chance to hear the words of poets such as Sonia Sanchez, June Jordan, Ntozake Shange and more performed to this exciting new flavour of genre-bending jazz. With performers including Wonky Logic, Benjamin Appiah, Carli Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Marysia Osuchowska, James Acker and Lorenz Okello Osengor this event honours and celebrates some of the revolutionary womxn poets surrounding the Black Arts movement and reminds us of the resounding importance of their stories today.
Please note, this will be now a seated event. If you have any specific requirements or additional queries please contact our Box Office staff before your visit on 020 7520 1490.
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.