Élan Vital | Shiru

With Shiru

No one is an island, we are all involved in mankind.

This show will explore the diasporic connections of African islands through music.

Far from representing isolation, they are loci of explosive mix and exchange, intermediaries between larger and more fixed cultural bodies. Under the simmering heat of the sun, rich indigenous culture takes on the flavour of outward influence- the pain of imposition fusing with emancipatory joy.