19 October 2021

Black History Month: Gold dust in Black

BLACK* artists on the move (BAOTM) return for another scintillating global adventure. The focus this time is to acknowledge the present moment and its historical significance.

The evening features live performances in our beautiful rear hall and we will also be joined by live artists in Zambia, Martinique and Mauritius via the magic of Zoom.

Tan Teddy Jamaican Cultural Group open the evening with heart-wrenching songs that speak to the urgency of now.

Then we shift tone and cross the world to Zambia. Artist Lawrence Chikwa will share his newest installation and explain how it speaks to the world of today, whilst bringing Zambian cultural traditions to the fore.

World-class jazz pianist Guy-Marc Vadeleux joins us live from Martinique. He honours us with the premiere of his latest piece L’histoire est la! using his virtuosity to address the nuances of now.

Then we cross over to another island, Mauritius for a performance tribute to the ongoing and pernicious legacy of colonialism.

Finally dancer and singer Jessica Ncube has the final word in her moving dance/song/spoken word tribute entitled Angela Davis and me.

BLACK* artists on the Move is a UK wide organisation with strong Bristol roots supporting artists of African, Caribbean, South American and non-European descent.

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