Exhibition about the triumphs and struggles of African Caribbean lives

Apex Zero previews Drummer Warrior Storyteller event

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Drummer Warrior Storyteller, a must-see exhibition and album that explores the oppression and liberation of African Caribbean lives in London and beyond, will be showcased at the capital’s community arts hub Rich Mix this Saturday.

Created by West London emcee and multi-disciplinary artist Apex Zero it’s part of the ‘Legacy 101: Spirit of the Village’ Festival 2022, a project embodying celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s perception of storytelling.

Focusing on African Caribbean perspectives, it explores personal experiences of oppression and liberation of diasporic, migrant and marginalised people in London and beyond through music, film, dance, photography, painting, listening experiences and performance in this engaging, immersive exhibition and stage show.

Highlighting the frustration, anger, alienation and awareness caused by racism, it also strives to break from the image of the ‘struggling’ Black figure, exploring joy, love and aspirations to live and grow despite society’s obstacles.

The event has two sessions. From 13:00 – 17:00 there will be an immersive exhibition curated by artists Ekua McMorris, Kyung Hwa Shon & Kyungmin Son. This includes two collaborative short films – Drummer Warrior Storyteller (Parts 1 & 2) – built around the album’s music.

Then from 19:00 – 23:00 Drummer Warrior Storyteller will be presented for the first time as an immersive live theatre production crafted with creative director and choreographer Muti ‘Mutivation’ Musafiri. 

Using live music, dance, spoken word, visual effects, projection and sound design, audiences will be welcomed into the universe of the album and guided through its multidimensional story. The performance will explore African Caribbean storytelling, spirituality and political traditions.

The night will end with an afterparty, with DJs spinning a wide range of local and global Black music.

  • For more details visit: www.apexzero.co.uk, and LEGACY 101 Micro Festival https://www.village101.org/ , tickets from: https://richmix.org.uk/events/apex-zero-drummer-warrior-storyteller/ 

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