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Soweto Kinch

NCEM, York
Friday 30 September 7:30pm

Adults £17.00 | Concessions £15.00

Please note that tickets are no longer available to buy online but can be purchased on the door from 6.30pm on Friday.
We will be offering student standby tickets at £5.00 for this performance on the door from one hour prior to the performance (please note that these will not be available in advance of the night).
The New Emancipation
Soweto Kinch alto sax, vocals, electronics
Graham Godfrey drums
Karl Rasheed-Abel bass
This new tour draws its inspiration from 19th century work songs and early blues, exploring the modern resonances of the emancipation story. From debt/wage slavery, to creative oppression in the music industry and ideas of race in a post-Obama age, it combines this rich musical inheritance and revisits it with stellar jazz ensemble and modern hip hop production. Citing influences including Duke Ellington, Madlib and Frederick Delius, the piece is both an ode and polemic.
'Soweto Kinch raps like a champion and plays like a dream' The Evening Standard.

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