3.30pm Saturday 7th July 2012
In the lead up to a major retrospective at mac Birmingham of the UK’s most important black documentary photographer, Vanley Burke, a specially created ensemble and school children will perform a unique concert.
Birmingham musician Bobbie Gardner returns to the site of Africa Liberation day 1977. Working with young people and children from Holyhead and St. James schools in Handsworth she will create a musical set inspired by Vanley’s photographic documentation of that Day. The resulting work will feature in a one off performance by a special group that combines reggae and classical musicians will back Prince Jamo (Black Rose Productions) and Birmingham children whose lyrics will respond to the images.
Since the sixties, Vanley Burke has created one of the most important photographic records of Black Britain. This autumn his photographs will feature in a major exhibition at mac Birmingham. BASS Festival is pleased to be working in partnership with mac Birmingham for this celebration of his work during the launch weekend their of 50th anniversary celebrations.
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