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Mark Kavuma & Samuel Anderson

L'Aubette Live Thursdays

Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art, Barbican Art Gallery. Getty Images, photo by Tristan Fewings.

An evening of poetry and jazz inspired by the infectious energy of the Harlem Renaissance – with Mark Kavuma on trumpet and actor Samuel Anderson reading from Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson.

Every Thursday evening throughout Into the Night, the galleries will come to life with performance in the exhibition’s recreation of Strasbourg’s iconic L’Aubette (1928), focusing on the vitality and diversity of jazz as performed across the globe. The evenings are co-curated with Mark Kavuma, a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

The performance starts at 7pm and is free with an Into the Night exhibition ticket. 

Please note that the performance finishes and the gallery closes at 8pm

Barbican Art Gallery