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Soweto Kinch: The Black Peril

Open rehearsal and Q&A

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Get a special preview of Soweto Kinch's new work in this open rehearsal, followed by a Q&A with Kinch and choreographer Jade Hackett, hosted by Kevin Le Gendre.

The Black Peril is a dynamic new work by saxophonist and composer Soweto Kinch, reflecting on a 100-year history of racial conflict – and momentous social change – after the Armistice Declaration in 1918.

Breathing new life into historic and often neglected musical forms, the piece features a fourteen-piece jazz ensemble with some of the most skilled performers of the UK jazz scene, a quartet by the members of London Symphony Orchestra, Chicago jazz giants Makaya McCraven and Junius Paul as well as dance choreographed by rising star Jade Hackett.

The premiere will be on Friday 22 November at EartH and this open rehearsal gives audiences a first-look at excerpts from the work ahead of this. 

Produced by the EFG London Jazz Festival


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