A story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change. Touring Oct-Dec 2015: Manchester, London, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leicester.
// Crossing continents and historical boundaries //
// colliding refugee testimony with PR speak //
// imperial anthems versus Xhosa song //
// with a flavour of afrobeat, experimental electronics and nursery rhymes //
A performance project by the Virtual Migrants collective.
Devised and led by Sai Murray (writer, performer), Aidan Jolly (musician, composer) and Maya Chowdhry (transmedia artist). Supporting artists: Tracey Zengeni (vocals, performer), Jaydev Mistry (musician, digital soundscapes), Kooj Chuhan (video artist), Mazaher Rafshajani (photography and video).
Directed by Amanda Huxtable
What is CONTINENT CHOP CHOP?
‘Continent Chop Chop’ is a touring transmedia production linking narratives of climate change to the broader issues of poverty, race and social justice. Using interwoven narratives portrayed through music, poetry, and projected imagery, it will ask:
- Who controls the narrative of climate change?
- What are the connections between climate change and poverty?
- How does the wider climate of austerity and scapegoating of migrants connect with climate change?
- And why should anyone care when they don’t have enough to eat?
Drawing on diverse histories and narratives of climate justice from across the world, with music influenced by Afrobeat, experimental electronics, English Folk and deconstructed imperial and colonial anthems.
Continent Chop Chop – on tour – schedule: