Osun's Story

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Saturday 14 May 2022 (19:30-21:30)
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Lekan Babalola and Kate Luxmoore

Barber Evening Concert

  • Kate Luxmoore saxophone

  • Lekan Babalola percussion

Master multi-percussionist and Grammy award winner Lekan Babalola and multiinstrumentalist Kate Luxmoore combine forces with a narrator to create an evocative world in words, music and images. The trio tell Osun's Story - using the 'orisa' deities of the Yoruba people of modern-day Nigeria as a metaphor to explore the waterways and, crucially, metal founding in Birmingham that played such a prominent role in trade in substances and indeed people. Imagery of Nigerian artefacts from the University of Birmingham’s Africa (Danford) Collection is added to the melting pot.

Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Pre-concert panel discussion: 6.30pm
The evening opens our discussions and commentary on Birmingham’s role in colonialism, the slave trade, and Afro-Caribbean culture. Babalola will be joined by jazz artist Soweto Kinch and other cultural commentators for a pre-performance round table discussion exploring the Commonwealth legacy in contemporary Birmingham.

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£20, £18 concessions, £15 Barber Association, £5 students/U18

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