Playing tracks by
Joji Hirota, Daemonia Nymphe, Kolida Babo, Daniel Garcia Trio, Vilda and more.
'Windrush: A Celebration' was curated by poet, novelist, and musician, Anthony Joseph, which even he describes as ‘epic’. Featuring legends like Calypso Rose, Mighty Sparrow, and Jason Yarde to commemorate the 70th anniversary of HMT Windrush’s arrival in Essex, it flew in the face of recent despicable UK government policy to deport some of the Windrush generation. Anthony Joesph has always had a timely finger on the pulse of our past, and how that informs our present, calling out racism and spelling out the legacy of slavery and colonialism. He's proudly connected to his Caribbean and African roots, recognising their value in the diaspora, and rightful place in UK culture. He's written the only biography of grand-master of Calypso, Lord Kitchener, whose musical travels between Trinidad and England echo Anthony’s own. On this AWIL you’ll hear from Anthony’s latest album, ‘People of The Sun’, loaded with funky jazz and Afrobeats, topped with his profound lyrics and voice of gravitas.