Somerset House Studios
Fri 14 Jun 2019

Dreaming / Diasporas

Ft. Estelle Birch, Exotic Sin, Hannah Catherine Jones, Kelman Duran, Naima Karlsson, Zakia Sewell & Amey St. Cyr

Fri 14 Jun 2019
21.00 - 01.00
£10.00
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

A night of live performance, inspired by the dreamlike, fractured nature of the Black diasporic identity. 

Estelle Birch premieres an immersive soundscape that delves into the sonics of the different identities that make a person. Performing together for the first time, mother and daughter Zakia Sewell and Amey St. Cyr explore themes of family, homeland, trauma and survival.

Naima Karlsson showcases new solo piano work Minor Issues, a call and response piece that uses improvisation to search for the numerical relationships between balance and imbalance, isolation and unity. She then performs with Kenichi Isawa as the duo Exotic Sin.

Artist, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, radio presenter, composer, conductor and founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra founder Hannah Catherine Jones will debut a new live audio-visual piece. The night closes with Kelman Duran’s first live performance in the UK, playing with the ghostly and the corporeal in reggaeton and beyond.

Presented by Studios Curator in Residence Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura.