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Distant Drums
by Whispered Tales

23rd Oct 2021, 11:00am - 23rd Oct 2021, 11:00am

Address: Ilford Town Centre

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Distant Drums by Whispered Tales

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, events in Ilford will be taking extra safety precautions. Please check with the organisers before attending.

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Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure proudly presents a season of spectacular outdoor arts, brought to you through a partnership with the Without Walls consortium and the Circulate Consortium.

Join us this autumn at a variety of locations across Redbridge to be wowed by mesmerising light installations, breath-taking performances and magical, playful sculptures.

To ensure the safety of all audiences we encourage audiences to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering. Please note that the times listed below are a guide. There will be regular breaks for the performers.

About the event

The story of Reggae Sound System culture - the beating heart of Caribbean-rooted music. Distant Drums is a dynamic and thought-provoking performance that tells the story of Reggae Sound System culture and its role in the fight for racial equality. A handcrafted bespoke sound system stands proudly on a statue plinth. As the speakers power up, digital screens appear within the stack and through animated films transport the audience from Africa to the Caribbean and finally to the shores of the UK.

Written by Madu Messenger, narrated by Macka B, choreographed by Donald Edwards with a distinctive Dub soundtrack by Vibronics, Distant Drums promises to be an exhilarating performance not to be missed.

This programme is being presented as part of Black History Month and is also included in the Redbridge Outdoor Arts programme.

See here for further information about the performance.

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23 Oct 2021 - 11:00 7 hours Free Book Tickets

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