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longerr inheritances

Sat. 15 June 2024 at 20:00–22:30

Fri. 21 June 2024 at 19:30–22:30

£3–12

Savanna Morgan

Curated by Otis Mensah, longerr inheritances explores notions of jazz experimentation and what it means to bend genre and artistic expression as Black and artists of Colour.

longerr inheritances will propose an expressionistic unveiling and exhibition of untold, mystified artistic practices of Black artists and artists of colour, linking regionality to universality through common diasporian connecting points whilst exploring varying perspectives on the body, dreaming and home through live performance. This programme is interwoven by interdisciplinary practices of live music expression at the intersection of poetry and sound.

longerr inheritances will take place across two venues and events:

Act I – 15 June, 8pm, Yellow Arch Studios

Act I features Berlin-based vocalist and writer douniah who has developed a reputation in the scene for sublime live performances of poetry, sound, dance and modes of experimental music-expression.

Agadir-born and Hamburg-raised, douniah engages in the practice of interpreting her spirit, impressively, in German, Darija, and English, threading together the tenets of free-form poetry and romanticism, backdropped by neo-experimental jazz tendencies.

ACT I will be headlined by Summer Pearl, music artist from London known for her care-free live performances and to the point lyrics. Summer transcends you to a place of soul and truth exploring black and female liberation, love gained and love lost, heavily influenced by Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Reggae.

Act II – 21 June, 7:30pm, SADACCA

(Act II) will be hosted by Sheffield-based artist/DJ MYNA, specialising in showcasing the best the African diaspora has to offer. It will feature a headline performance from Savanna Morgan, multi-disciplinary, neo-traditionalist musician and performer from East Texas, classically trained in both European and American (jazz) vocal styles, featuring accompaniment from African American performer and composer Zaki Hagins.

There'll also be performances from artist and musician Yumé NET, who melds modern jazz and experimental electronic music to tell stories about the very personal and very human aspects of her life (platonic love, trans joy, identity, bigotry, community) and how technology has transformed them.

And an opening performance from Hamza Mohamed Beg, a Muslim artist whose mediums of expression span from performance and poetry to sound design and video collage. Care, labour, diaspora, and faith are consistent themes that weave within his works,

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