We are overwhelmed by the audience reaction to A Change is Gonna Come. Thank you for all your amazing comments. We are completely in awe, proud and inspired by this incredible line-up of talented artists. THANK YOU to Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Speech Debelle, Nubya Garcia, Renell Shaw and Rod Youngs. THANK YOU to our production team and to the venues we’ve toured to so far in London, Brighton and Birmingham. We know this won’t be the end.
ON THE RADIO:
Keep an ear out for A Change is Gonna Come on BBC Radio 3 Jazz Now soon.
READ THE PAPERS:
Read the four-star reviews!
The Guardian - A Change Is Gonna Come: Music for Human Rights review – musical depths in cliche-free protest songs
Evening Standard - A Change Is Gonna Come: Music For Human Rights review - a powerful evening of protest songs
Brighton Source - Brighton Festival Review: A Change Is Gonna Come
The Arts Desk - A Change is Gonna Come, Brighton Festival review - lively, winning jazz adventure
WHAT’S TWITTER SAYING?
We’ve loved reading your Twitter comments. Here are a few we’ve picked out:
Phenomenal. @speechdebelle reciting Hughes’ ‘Harlem’, then in to Gil-Scott Heron. @nubya_garcia & co. opening with Coltrane’s ‘Alabama’... Then came Dead Prez... #AChangeIsGonnaCome
A great evening of protest songs last night. Thank you @CarleenAnderson @speechdebelle @NikkiPianoYeoh and @nubya_garcia for giving them new life. Some of the songs may be old but are are still relevant today. A Change Must Come.
When you see artists at the top of their game perform from the depth of their souls it truly is an extraordinary blessing. Tonight @southbankcentre @CarleenAnderson, Nikki Yeoh, Speech Debelle, Nubya Garcia, Renell Shaw and Rod Young reminded me of that. #AChangeIsGonnaCome
What a night! Jazz, folk, afrobeat, hip hop, soul & more... @speechdebelle
@CarleenAnderson @NikkiPianoYeoh & @nubya_garcia at @BtnDome absolutely killed it - fantastic musicians & people
Image credit: Dan Shelley