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We Out Here, A LDN Story + Blue Notes and Exiled Voices (#) + introduction

EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

We Out Here

A double bill that probes two breakthrough moments in the story of British jazz – and reflects a much wider picture of cultural shift.

Blue Notes and Exiled Voices charts the experience of exile of black South African musicians who emigrated to Britain in the 60s and 70s. Including interviews and live performance from Hugh Masekela, Louis Moholo, the Brotherhood of Breath and more, it also recalls years of global struggle against apartheid, and the presence of a vibrant South African community in the UK.

This presence resonates now with an explosion of young jazz talent that celebrates the multiple cultures of today’s Britain – African, Caribbean, Asian and European. Some of the sharpest of these talents – including Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd, Ezra Collective – feature in the second film, We Out Here, documenting the recording of Brownswood’s album release of the same name, curated by Gilles Peterson.

Director Imruh Bakari introduces his film.

UK 1992 Dir Imruh Bakari 52 min Video presentation

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive

UK 2018 Dir Fabrice Bourgelle 40 min Digital presentation

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