The Revolution Will Be Live! Kim Jordan Plays Gil Scott-Heron

4th Nov 2017 - 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

Saturday 4th November 8:00pm (doors 7:45pm)
A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron
The Revolution Will Be Live!
Tickets: £10 / £8 concs / £5 EHU Students
FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme

Kim Jordan Plays Gil Scott-Heron
Plus Malik & The O.G’s Ft. Rita Carter

Washington D.C’s Kim Jordan toured the world for 30 years as Gil Scott-Heron’s Musical Director, until his untimely death in 2011, and Liverpool spoken word artist Malik Al Nasir (band leader of Malik & The O.G’s) was Gil’s protégé from 1984 until his death.

Both Kim and Malik are committed to ensuring that Gil Scott-Heron’s musical and spoken word activist legacy lives on and as such, have brought both of their unique tributes together, for this very special showcase, The Revolution will be Live!

Kim’s set highlights Gil’s best-known hits, which spoke to the relevant issues of the past, yet continue to address the social ills of today. Whilst Malik & The O.G’s set, accompanied by Canadian songstress Rita Carter, is a Gil Scott-Heron and Last Poets inspired mix of original spoken word and song, addressing some of the contemporary issues of freedom, liberty and social injustice. Both sets represent a part of Gil’s artistic legacy – direct from the source.

DID YOU KNOW THAT….

American Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is a HUGE FAN and says Gil Scott-Heron’s music was the inspiration behind the Thomas Jefferson songs in HAMILTON, his ground-breaking multi-award winning Musical.

Pictured below: Rita Carter, Kim Jordan