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Connan Mockasin

Bostyn 'n Dobsyn

View of the back of two people as they watch a small television

Absurdist drama meets surreal R&B as Connan Mockasin premieres part one (of five) of his concept project Bostyn ‘n Dobsyn, featuring material from his forthcoming album Jassbusters.

Based on comics and short films Mockasin made 20 years ago, Bostyn ’n Dobsyn is a five-part film about a music teacher, Bostyn, his student Dobsyn, and Bostyn's band, Jassbusters. After a screening of the first episode, Connan will unveil Jassbusters to the world, an idiosyncratic band of high school music teachers fronted by Mr. Bostyn - the ageing guitarist who plays the starring role in the accompanying film - performing tracks from the new album released in October on Mexican Summer. Connan and his band will round off the night with a live performance.

Connan Mockasin released his first album Forever Dolphin Love in 2010, and has gone on to build a devoted worldwide fan base. He has toured with Radiohead, and has collaborated with the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, James Blake and MGMT.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time of 8pm

Running time: 125 minutes – including interval

Timings are approximate and subject to change

Produced by the Barbican in association with Eat Your Own Ears



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