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Soweto Kinch/London Symphony Orchestra: White Juju

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

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The London Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Soweto Kinch, one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in British jazz and hip hop. Join us in the Hall or watch from your home.

The world premiere of Soweto Kinch’s new work for orchestra, written in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Black British history and the past eighteen months of lockdown. 

Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and Serious, White Juju is made up of six new works for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra. Beginning with the deafening silence of quarantine in 2020, it conjures sounds such as a bird call in Central Park, and the statue of a slaver crashing into Bristol’s River Avon, interwoven with Kinch’s barbed lyrics. The piece is deliberately danceable and intentionally seeks to subvert expectations of orchestral music. 

Kinch’s music melds his distinct approach to jazz and hip hop with Classical music: drawing broad inspiration from European folklore, the African Diaspora and myth to create a contemporary tone poem. 

Please note that this performance will be accompanied by visuals, including images of the Ku Klux Klan, George Floyd’s funeral, riots, protest and police action – some footage of which includes violence which some audience members may find upsetting.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions ahead of the performance, or speak to a member of staff on the night.

Produced by the LSO

£18-35*

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Guaranteed entry to the concert – however, your seat will only be allocated on the day of the performance. You could be placed anywhere in the Hall, in seats worth at least 18. Book early for the best price – following an initial allocation Wildcards may rise in price from £10 to £15.

Online booking only. Tickets subject to availability, max 2 per person. Cannot guarantee that 2 tickets purchased at the same time will be seated next to each other. Not available for Family Concerts or concerts at LSO St Luke’s.

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