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TalkingGigs: Anthony Joseph

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 19:30
The HUBS (Sheffield Hallam Student's Union)

Anthony Joseph is a poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as “the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain”. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. He is the author of 4 poetry collections and a novel The African Origins of UFOs. He released his first album Leggo de Lion in 2007. His sixth album Caribbean Roots was released in 2016 to hugely positive reviews:

  • Tremendous sixth album from the innovative poet, author, lecturer and musician. (Mojo ****)
  • A charged mash-up of militant Afrobeat, martial funk and Caribbean polyrhythms that is never less than thrilling. (Uncut)
  • Joseph’s tumbling, stream-of-consciousness plays with rhythms from Cuba and Jamaica as well as Trinidad. (FT ****)
  • Nothing is wasted here: every note counts as the band play up a hurricane, while Joseph sounds assured as he speak-sings stories with real resonance. (Songlines ****)

TalkingGigs is a new live experience which mixes conversation with intimate musical performance – a groundbreaking format that offers unique insights into the life, work and culture of artists. This unique gig will allow you to learn more about Anthony Joseph’s background, wider work and motivation as well as hearing a full set of his stunning music with his full band. Not to be missed!

In aid of ASSIST