Certain Blacks — Harlem
Byron Wallen plays a tribute to Langston Hughes alongside his award winning innovative band Indigo and guests Addicitve TV
Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. In 2002 Byron Wallen was commissioned by The South Bank Centre to write music for his Centenary celebration at the Poetry International festival. Byron will revisit this music with his award winning innovative band Indigo.
Addictive TV will present their AV venture ‘Orchestra of Samples’. Five years in the making of their project, duo Addictive TV filmed over 200 musicians around the world in more than 25 different countries, then sampled the thousands of hours of recordings to create new music of incredible fusions, from jazz to hip-hop, where audiences actually see the sampled musicians on screen.