30 Oct 2020 / 7:00pm
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Bumi Thomas | Black History Month

Bumi Thomas graces our Instagram this Black History Month with a very special performance of her songs, accompanied by stories of her own Black heroes and heroines, and also of identity, migration and belonging.

The pre-recorded set, in London’s iconic Oval House Theatre, will be streamed at 7pm, closing our ‘Black Heroes & Sheroes’ programme. This will be a poignant performance by the singer who experienced first hand the Government’s cruel hostile environment policies. Despite being born and living in this country for twenty years Bumi had to fight off a deportation order last year. She has turned those experiences into powerful body of work.

Adding to her performance, Bumi asks us to reflect on the story of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti,  the Nigerian educator, Suffragette and women’s rights activist, and mother of  Fela Kuti, the legendary socio-political leader and activist, and father of Afrobeat.

Bumi will be performing with musicians Max Rad, on ngoni, and Oluwaseun Adeshino, on acoustic bass.

Head over to Bumi’s profile on our website to find more about this accomplished singer and artist. We see you on Friday!

The performance is filmed by Hossam Fazulla.

Co-produced with the support of Longreel Records.

Image credit: the Artist.

30 Oct 2020

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