Christian Scott + Madison McFerrin

LONDON EartH, Hackney Arts Centre
11-17 Stoke Newington Road
London
N16 8BH

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Growing up in New Orleans as the nephew of legendary saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeter, composer and creator Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah draws on a heritage that combines West Africa and the Caribbean within the complexities of a racially and economically conflicted New Orleans. His acclaimed new album Ancestral Recall is his most defiant call to action yet. Using rhythm as its unifying motif, he interweaves and reworks a diaspora of musical heritages, looking forward as well as into his inspirations. 

Glide Magazine said ‘imagine a New Orleans multi-cultural street parade 50 or 60 years from now – pulsating rhythms, chants, and soaring horns that shift seamlessly from acoustic to electronic modes. There’s just so much to feast the ears on’.

Christian Scott, his band and special guests bring all the joy of his new work to East London.

The show opens with a captivating set by Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Madison McFerrin, showcasing her wonderful vocal skills and her genre-defying a cappella style.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah = trumpet, reverse flugel, sirenette (suite)
Logan Richardson
= saxophone
Lawrence Fields
= piano, keys
Max Mucha
= bass
Corey Fornville
= drums
Weedie Braimah
= percussion

'Vibrant sustains that explode into the edgy runs of modern jazz'

(Financial Times)