From The Source


From The Source

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From The Source is the title of a new series of concerts at Warwick Arts Centre which focus on artists whose roots are in jazz music, yet whose music spreads far beyond the confines of the genre.

The series kicks off on Friday 8 November 2019 with Nitin Sawhney. Having recently sold out the Royal Albert Hall, in London, the DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and occasional actor, revisits his ground-breaking 1999 album, Beyond Skin.

The release which established Nitin's reputation, it combines elements of ambient techno, trip hop, jazz, Asian music, and more, to create a politically changed collection.

Alongside tracks from Beyond Skin, Nitin - who has a new album exploring immigration out next year - also promises to drop in material from across his 20-plus year career.

From The Source continues on Saturday with a World Premiere from Stubbleman, featuring found sounds, modular synths and live piano and bass.

Stubbleman is the nom de plume of writer, producer, musician Pascal Gabriel, who has previously worked with such acts as Kylie Minogue, Dido, Ladyhawke, Bebel Gilberto, S'Express and Bomb The Bass.

Afterwards is an appearance from emerging jazz vocalist Judi Jackson and a new commission from Debris Stevenson, who describes herself as a "dyslexic writer, grime poet, working-class academic, pansexual ex-Mormon and Bashment dancing social activist from the seam between East London and Essex."

The series concludes on Sunday 10 November 2019 with Alice Zawadzki, whose music spans jazz and European folk traditions ("something of a phenomenon" reckons Mojo), and finishes with A Change Is Gonna Come: Music For Human Rights - an exploration of the power of protest music by Carleen Anderson, pianist Nikki Yeoh, Camilla George and Birmingham-based rapper Lady Sanity.

At the core of A Change Is Gonna Come are choice tracks from Gil Scott-Heron, Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke.

  • From The Source is at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November 2019.
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