Grime: Orchestrated

Friday 22nd March / 8pm - 3am
club event
Brixton Chamber Orchestra

– Just added – special guest Yizzy

– MC’s: Gen, Terra, Taliifah, Squintz, Special Guest
– With Brixton Chamber Orchestra, directed by Matthew O’Keeffe
– DJ’s: Roof Access from Balamii radio, Benteki from Reprezent radio, DJ Nips

Brixton Chamber Orchestra is teaming up with hot up-and-coming rappers for GRIME: ORCHESTRATED at Brixton’s POW on March 22nd.

Doors @ 8
DJ Nips @ 8:30
Live Performances from 9
Benteki @ 12
Roof Access @ 1
ends 3am.

BCO is a group of young professional instrumentalists from Brixton – but aren’t your standard orchestra. Since they launched in the Summer of 2018, they have been dedicated to engaging with the different musical cultures of Brixton: they played calypso in the summer, disco at Electric Brixton in October, and teamed up with Brixton SDA Gospel Choir in November. Now, they’re experimenting with one of the most popular kinds of music in South London: grime.

Classical and grime performance are both driven, forceful, inventive and display a virtuosic level of skill. Orchestral instruments feature in loads of well-known grime beats but are rarely performed live. Hear these tunes in overdrive with BCO!

Brixton Chamber Orchestra will lend a 30-piece ensemble to the artists’ songs and play orchestrated covers of classic grime beats from the last decade, as well as sampling classical music – from Stravinsky & Shostakovich to Bartok & Beethoven – to produce new sounds for this exciting collaboration.

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