Nubiyan Twist

Date:Fri 22 Apr
Time:7pm (doors)
Venue:J1 (standing show)
Price:£25

A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell.

Drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, Latin, soul, reggae and dance music, expect ultra-tight musicianship and an infectious and powerful 10-piece big band sound.

New album ‘Freedom Fables’ features special guests Ego Ella May, K.O.G., Pat Thomas, Cherise, Ria Moran & Soweto Kinch and was heavily playlisted on 6Music alongside live sessions with Gilles Peterson, Mary Ann Hobbs and Jamie Cullum on Radio 2 plus their UK TV debut on Later..with Jools Holland.

"A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals"
The Guardian

"A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles."
Mojo

“A cauldron of energy that bubbles with invention. Exhilarating stuff.”
Record Collector

Plus support from...

Shao Dow
Shao Dow is an independent rapper, manga author and occasional ninja.

After studying Shaolin Kung Fu with the monks whilst living in China, Shao Dow utilised the tenacity and determination he learnt from his martial arts training to independently forge his music career.

It’s little wonder Shao scooped the AIM Award for Hardest Working Artist – he has self-released three albums, created a headphones brand and published a manga book series through his own company, DiY Gang Entertainment.

The London-born artist also appeared on ITV's Ninja Warrior UK and was invited into Parliament to speak on behalf of grassroots music venues across the country.

Known to rap in both English and Japanese, Shao is hard to define as just a regular artist. He constantly blurs the lines between anime (Japanese-style animation), martial arts and his own music and has worked with icons such as Sean Schemmel (the voice actor for Goku - Dragon Ball Z) and featured on the first single from Tech N9ne’s latest album.

Alongside his regular releases, Shao Dow is also working on the soundtrack for an online animated series with Mashed and Channel 4 – the first episode achieved more than 1 million views on YouTube within two weeks.

When it comes to performing live, Shao delivers an unforgettable stage show. Mixing skilful lyricism, infectious beats and Kung Fu, he creates an unparalleled live experience.

He has opened for Tech N9ne, R.A The Rugged Man, KRS-One, Stormzy, 6LACK, Skepta and more, has performed at Reading and Leeds festivals and has toured across the UK, Europe and Asia.

A truly unique Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth is the jewel in the crown of a plethora of radio shows, including Radio 1, 1xtra, Capital Xtra and BBC 6 Music.
Charlie Sloth

“One of the hardest workers I’ve ever met in this”
Red Bull Music

ECKOES
In true ECKOES style, the ethereal electronica artist catapulted back into post pandemic live music by performing the National Anthem live at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup 2021 Community Shield.

Her stunning latest single ‘Carry Waters’ follows on from ‘EP1’ which featured both ‘Cages’ that rocketed to 100,000 streams in under 6 weeks & ‘Without Prejudice’ which debuted on Apple Music ‘Best of The Week’.

ECKOES has performed at major UK festivals such as Glastonbury & All Points East & toured various European cities. Currently writing her next solo project, she’s also 1 quarter of the electronic collaboration JETG, will appear on Goldie's next album 'Subjective III’ as well as composer Samuel Karl Bonne's 1st studio release later this year.

Key tastemakers support includes Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, Q, Wonderland, Indie Shuffle, Afropunk, and the MOBOs Mag amongst many others.

The 6ft British Nigerian siren is recognised as much for her spellbinding music as for her mesmerising stage shows in outfits she creates herself by hand.

ECKOES is also a Board Director of The Featured Artist’s Coalition, & featured in a fashion campaign for Nubian Skin.

Sound & Vision Cambridge

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

"A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals"
The Guardian

"A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles."
Mojo

“A cauldron of energy that bubbles with invention. Exhilarating stuff.”
Record Collector

“The type of record that should be blasted over a sun-drenched festival crowd.”
Clash

“An elegant yet earthy hybrid of jazz, UK soul and highlife"
Uncut

“Nubiyan Twist take a leap out of the densely packed crowd of UK jazz with Freedom Fables, a summation of the group's talent that sees them elevated into the highest tier of their cohort”
Loud And Quiet

“Nubiyan Twist explore oppressive mindsets while maintaining danceable momentum.”
Jazzwise

“Energy, rhythm, youthfulness, madness, precision and multiple influences.”
Rolling Stone

"Vibrant and vivacious"
BBC Music

“Jazztastic Afro-kissed funk.”
NARC

Part of Sound + Vision Cambridge, a multi-venue festival taking place across 8 stages in various venues in Cambridge across three days and nights from Thursday 21st April to Saturday 23rd April.  Tickets can be purchased for each individual events or a Sound + Vision festival pass can be purchased allowing entry to every event over the 3 days of Sound + Vision Cambridge.

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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Generally for J1 music events the timings are: doors and box office 7pm, support 8pm, main band 9pm, curfew 11pm. Stage times are normally confirmed after soundchecks have taken place. Once confirmed Cambridge Junction will update the web listings and social media channels.

If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE. If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all.

 

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