Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia

Date:Tue 19 Nov
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2
Price:£18 adv

An extraordinary celebration of female courage and determination.

When she’s not performing with the likes of Radiohead, Nile Rogers and Lee Scratch Perry, celebrated British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed describes her own music as "psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling"’.

Polyhmnia is a suite she created for Southbank Centre’s Women of the World festival, with six movements inspired by some of Ahmed’s heroes: Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, the suffragettes, the Saudi film-maker Haifaa al-Mansour, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges and saxophonist Barbara Thompson. Performed with a full 13-piece ensemble, Polyhymnia is a tribute to these inspiring women.

Yazz’s last album garnered rave reviews and made many ‘Best of 2017’ lists around the world - this is one to watch!

Part of the 2019 Cambridge Jazz Festival in partnership with Creative Culture Capital and Ahbab Festival 2020.

 

This is a standing event with limited unreserved seating.

“Even if you’re not familiar or terribly interested in jazz, Ahmed’s music deserves your attention, and she’ll most likely make you second guess your thoughts on jazz.” Headphone Nation

Doors 7pm. Music from 8pm. 

This is a standing event with limited unreserved seating.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Bar and box office open 1 hour before event start time. 

All prices include booking fees.

Doors price £20.

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