Ladies of Midnight Blue
Afro-Latin percussion and brass duo comprised of Hannabiell Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel. They create a powerful and upbeat fusion of rhythms, weaving combinations of melodic percussion, brass, vocal chants, and mbira.
Egyptian mezzo soprano Maalawy, together with composer Mark Slater and percussionist Guy Schalom has created a song cycle fusing Arabic and European musical styles in response to pharaonic hieroglyphs, contemporary poetry, art and sacred music, which examines what it means to be an outsider.
Neo-jazz composer and vocalist Maxine explores themes of home, love, identity, self-esteem and justice, painting the picture of the modern Black British woman. Her striking jazz and gospel influenced vocals will be accompanied by a pianist.
Musician, DJ, curator, and facilitator Balraj Samrai showcases their debut album Work & Roti which delves into the care and reciprocity at the heart of the migrant experience, weaving South Asian percussion and rhythms throughout. They will be joined by guests LINTD and SCAPA.