Even though it feels like it just started, the BASS 09 festival has past the point of no return…with just over 1 week left to enjoy the few remaining events on offer!
So far we’ve had the successful launch in London and Birmingham of Lemi G, the poignant artwork of T*Magic now on public display, plus politically powered messages through the use of film in ‘Democracy in Darkar’. But don’t despair, as there’s still time to delve into the African side…
Below is the list of events still to be played out:
1. Three Way
Wed 24th + Thurs 25th June 09 – Repertory Theatre @ 7:45pm
Three Is The Magic Number
Al Pacino says ‘in theatre, anything can happen’, and with Three Way it’s no exception. The play outlines personal struggles of racial conflict through the use of spoken word, and with its young charismatic cast, it’s certain the performances will be real and unpredictable. It definitely puts rest to Shakespeare’s infamous question of: ‘To be or not to be’. Without a doubt, you have TO BE there!
To find out more and to book tickets click, HERE
2. IFE – (A Nigerian Love Story) / ADISA – 1968: The Year That Never Ended
Friday 26th June 09 – Repertory Theatre @ 7:45pm
BASS prides itself on giving the public value for money and this double bill is a true example of just that. Part 1 of this bill starts with IFE which means Love in the Yoruba language, and the play centres on the expression of this feeling through rap and dance. The music has been composed by Dele Sosimi and the play has been written by Hip-Hop lyricist Breis. Add to this the dance routine by Christine Oshunniyi and you have a winning formula for an entertaining night.
Love Has Many Languages
Part 2 is a one man show which focuses on the voices and movements of 1968 and its relationship to now. Written and performed by poet extraordinaire Adisa, he sets about taking the audience through a journey of time, exploring a myriad of themes, from religion to music and politics.
Adisa has been touring the UK scene and wowing audiences with his wordplay and as a result has won many accolades including New Performance Poet of the Year. There will also be Randolph Matthews present on the night as a special musical guest.
To find out more and to book tickets, click HERE
3. Quad Graffiti Launch & Showcase
Monday 29th June – Quad, Derby @ 3pm
Since the start of June, graffiti artists of Baby J Enterprises have been producing African themed artwork for public display outside the Quad building in Derby. The 29th will spark a celebration of their accomplishments in the form of workshops in music and video production, which will then be followed by live musical performances and a break-dancing showcase. And if this wasn’t enough there will also be a FREE screening of the DMC World DJ championships from 2008. If you’re an urbanlite, then be sure to swagger your way down to this hip event!
To find out more and to reserve tickets, click HERE
Also, log on to the BASS 09 Website for additional information on all events past and present!