Recollection – Banned Live !

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Following on from the successful Turner Contemporary exhibition ‘Banned’ Curator Sabina
Desir brings an evening of live music to Ramsgate Festival of Sound. If you came to ‘Dear
Nina, Love Ray’ a couple of years ago, you’ll know this night is not to be missed!!
‘Banned Live’ is two incredible live music acts built around the vocal prowess of two dynamic

Award winning vocalist Randolph Matthews performs an exclusive commissioned piece
called “Breaking Ground” in response to the thought provoking exhibition ‘Banned’ at Turner
contemporary. As an artist whose work embodies a deep appreciation for history and culture
Randolph’s performance highlights our shared values instead of our differences through a
mesmerising blend of vocal songs, stories, soundscapes and interactive guest

Multidisciplinarian artist Sabina Desir takes her place as vocalist alongside a breathtaking
line-up of international Jazz and Blues musicians including arguably the UK’s most gifted
saxophonist Tony Kofi, the highly regarded and award-winning vibraphonist Ralph Wyld and yes, another award-winning musician, drummer Winston Clifford. Sabina and Jessica’s bassist of choice, the phenomenal Jason Simpson, completes the rhythm section and Jessica Lauren takes the reins as Musical Director on keyboards for the night.

You can expect sublime music with many of the numbers taken from a repertoire and decade that some might consider to be one of the most groundbreaking of the American cannon…the 1950s. In homage to the U.S servicemen featured in the Banned exhibition who served in Thanet from 1951-1958 the second act of the evening is dedicated to celebrating the music that they shared and their contribution to the regeneration of Ramsgate.

Works from the exhibition by Artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce will provide the visual backdrop to the show.
Please note the musicians may be subject to change

Accessibility Information: The auditorium has step free access from Chatham Street into the venue. Accessible toilets are available.

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