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d'bi.young anitafrika: Concrete Jungle

Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB
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Thursday 11 July | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Nottingham Contemporary

Concrete Jungle (2019), d'bi.young anitafrika's latest performance piece, is a 45-minute biomyth monodrama about a young queer Jamaican immigrant womxn's experiences in London. She navigates her mental wellness amidst personal fears concerning her physical wellbeing and global anxieties regarding the future of humanity.

Pushing her body to its ultimate physical limit — simultaneously imprisoned and emancipated — the womxn finds salvation, through a musical landscape of ambient electronic moods, classic dub poetry, and old-school reggae rhythms. As Afrofuturism meets dub poetry and dub theatre in a state of mythic witchery, the solo performance piece defies linearity of time and space, moving from the Caribbean to the UK to Africa and back again; traversing dreamscape, reality and a spell-binding ancestral plane.

Concrete Jungle is at once physical theatre, a dub poetic art intervention, and a right of passage of ritual recovery.

Concrete Jungle is scored by London's Mohammed Rowe and Cape Town's Sakhile Moleshe.

Join the artist for a conversation with Jade Foster following the performance.

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