Whispers to Katrina @ Kings Place
Led by acclaimed jazz pianist Trevor Watkis, Whisper to Katrina is a newly-commissioned soundscape to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – the costliest natural disaster in US history.
Drawing on the history of New Orleans Jazz – from the African rhythms and spirituals of Congo Square, through to the contemporary sounds of Terence Blanchard, and the Funk and R&B sounds of the Neville Brothers and The Meters – the piece has been developed in collaboration with 12 young London-based musicians, as well as artists including Eska, Byron Wallen and Lekan Babalola.
All will join Trevor in a special performance, to take place at London’s Kings Place at 8pm on Friday October 9th. Accompanying the music will be a set of striking images of Katrina’s aftermath captured by documentary photographer Mary-Jane Maybury, as well as newly commissioned poetry by the spoken word artist Nick Makoha.
Admission to the performance is FREE – Please send RSVP to the URL link to reserve name/s on guest list or email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07975 687 472
*Whisper To Katrina has been developed by arts-based charity Small Green Shoots and is supported by Arts Council England. Please donate to the charity Disasters Emergency Committee via our JustGiving page.