A headline show from Nubiyan Twist: one of the UK’s leading lights of Afro-Jazz.
“A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” The Guardian
“A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles.” Mojo
“A cauldron of energy that bubbles with invention. Exhilarating stuff.” Record Collector
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music – expect ultra-tight musicianship and a powerful 10 piece, big band sound.
Nubiyan Twist will release their new album ‘Freedom Fables’ on Strut Records on 12 March 2021, the follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Jungle Run’ from Spring 2019.
The new album is the most accomplished yet by the Leeds / London collective, effortlessly fusing different soul, jazz and global styles with great musicianship and lyrics. “Freedom Fables reflects on the power of narratives. Each vocalist on this record explores their own memoirs, a freedom of expression underpinning our belief that music is the ultimate narrative for unity,” explains Tom Excell. “The record references a lot of music that we all loved during our formative years; you can hear touches of broken beat, blunted hip hop, highlife, Latin, jazz and UK soul running through the tracks.” ~ Official Website
Streamed as part of We Out Here: Online & On Air – monthly online celebrations of live music, DJs and discussion from We Out Here Festival: https://www.weoutherefestival.com/hig…
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