There has always been a deep and intrinsic bond between jazz and the Caribbean, so much so that the EFGLondon Jazz Festival is ready to celebrate it by dedicating a night to some of the contemporary bearers of the islands’ tradition.
Windrush: A Celebration is indeed a tribute to those who were on board the HMT Empire Windrush in June 1948 on its journey from Kingston, Jamaica to Tilbury, UK, but it’s also a tribute to the people who followed them in the next decades; their children and everyone else who’s currently strengthening Caribbean culture in the UK and enriching their new home with it.
There’s no better way in which the EFG London Jazz Festival could go fully Caribbean and pay homage to the Caribbean culture than presenting Windrush: A Celebration. You can do the same joining Anthony Joseph, on the third Saturday of November at the Barbican.
At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…