Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia
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Thursday Saver: See both Muhammad and Polyhymnia for £20 (students and under-26s £10)
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An extraordinary celebration of female courage and determination.
When she’s not performing with the likes of Radiohead, Nile Rogers and Lee Scratch Perry, celebrated British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed describes her own music as “psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling“’.
Polyhmnia is a suite she created for Southbank Centre’s Women of the World festival, with six movements inspired by some of Ahmed’s heroes: Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, the suffragettes, the Saudi film-maker Haifaa al-Mansour, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges and saxophonist Barbara Thompson. Performed with a full 13-piece ensemble, Polyhymnia is a tribute to these inspiring women.
Yazz’s last album garnered rave reviews and made many ‘Best of 2017’ lists around the world – this is one to watch!
“Even if you’re not familiar or terribly interested in jazz, Ahmed’s music deserves your attention, and she’ll most likely make you second guess your thoughts on jazz.” Headphone Nation
“She is the queen of jazz fusion at the moment, and her band is as tight as can possibly be” Miscellany of Tasteful