Carleen Anderson with Orphy Robinson + Zara McFarlane

From January 20, 2018 - 07:00 PM
to January 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM
Barbican Hall
Silk St,
EC2Y 8DS, London

Carleen Anderson describes her Cage Street Memorial as a ‘tribal opera’; a profound musing on identity and a deeply personal take on the last century. Following a heart-warming narrative, it features her original compositions drawing from Jazz, Soul and Gospel alongside spoken word - all enhanced by a band led by vibraphonist Orphy Robinson with digital image mapping backdrops including photos from the family album.

Born in Texas and reared on the sounds of the Pentecostal Gospel church where her Grandfather was pastor, Carleen moved across the Atlantic to the UK in 1990, performing as the lead singer of The Young Disciples and the Brand New HeaviesHer Cage Street Memorial looks at this journey and the difficulties she experienced as a single mother in a new country, as well as the kinship she feels to her ancestral home in Louisiana.

Joining Carleen on the bill will be Zara McFarlane, whose soulful vocals and Jazz aesthetic came to full fruition on her 2017 Brownswood release Arise.

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