Storyteller Jan Blake and drummer John Predare take us on an inspiring tale – The Birth of Sundiata Keita –from its origins in 13th-century Africa to the conflicts in our own time where its telling has been forbidden.
What’s the connection between astronomy and jazz? This evening of conversation, contemplation, science and music brings together two expert enthusiasts to explore each others’ domains.
The young Ruth Crawford (before she married Charles Seeger) was a highly original artist whose visionary modernist works eventually drew admiration from a new generation of American composers. In this illustrated event, pianist Christina McMaster
From the tracks that define a moment to the sounds that shape an identity, award-winning poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw hits replay on her celebrated memoir, The Importance of Music to Girls.
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.
Taking us on a trip through the history of poetry’s black foremothers via their poetic narrations of strength, tenderness and activism, Belinda Zhawi as MA.MOYO pays tribute to the words and experiences of those who have come before her.