We’ll be at Harrow Arts Centre on 21 November with the wonderful, specially created Harrow Community Gospel Choir. Hope to see you there!
Monthly Archives: October 2013
4 stars review for Denys Baptiste: NOW IS THE TIME…LET FREEDOM RING!
And here’s a very nice 4-stars review from the Financial Times:
An 80-voice choir and a string quartet served notice of the ambitions of saxophonist Denys Baptiste’s reworked celebration of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech….Read on
WIN free tickets to Denys Baptiste NOW IS THE TIME…LET FREEDOM RING!
Two pairs of tickets up for grabs for Denys Baptiste’s acclaimed NOW IS THE TIME…LET FREEDOM RING! this Saturday, 26 October, 7.30pm at Southbank Centre if you can answer this question by 10pm TONIGHT!
Dr Martin Luther King Jr said:
1. I have a thought
2. I have a dream
3. I have a premonition
How to answer:
Follow us on twitter and DM @LivelyUpFest with your answer; or
Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LivelyUpFestival and inbox us
The two lucky winners will be notified by noon on 25 Oct. Good luck!
A brand new teaser with exclusive clips of poetry by Lemn Sissay and music by the amazing Denys Baptiste…
We can’t wait to hit Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton this Friday! Then its down to the London Southbank Centre for Saturdays concert as a part of The Rest is Noise festival.
See You There!
Exclusive teaser from Now Is The Time… Let Freedom Ring!
Watch exclusive clips of poet Lemn Sissay’s ‘Civilize You’ and live music from Denys Baptiste’s touring jazz performance Now Is The Time…Let Freedom Ring! in SOUTHAMPTON Friday 25th, then coming to London 26th and to Harrow in November!
Click HERE for festival dates.
Edinburgh review: ‘Ambitious, heart-rending, spine-tingling, exquisite, moving…powerful stuff indeed’
Another review just in of Now Is The Time…Let Freedom Ring!, this time from Rhythmaning who saw the concert at Usher Hall in bonny Edinburgh. Clearly, this show is having a real impact on audiences ‘Ambitious…heart-rending…spine-tingling…exquisite…moving…powerful stuff indeed’. This is a MUST-SEE show!!
Hear the phenomenal Love Music Community Choir singing with the orchestra:
We can’t wait to be at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton on the 25th!
A Concert of Deep Social Significance
“This was a concert of deep social significance…a masterful merge of composition and soloists which may ultimately be comparable with the extended works of Ellington, Mingus or Gil Evans.” – Lance at bebop spoken here
A wonderful review by Bepop Spoken Here of Denys Baptiste’s wonderful Now Is The Time…Let Freedom Ring! concert at Sage Gateshead – click for the full interview. Four generations of Tomorrow’s Warriors appear in this fabulous band – testament to its impact and significant legacy over the past 22 years. After kicking-off the tour in Gateshead we’re moving to Usher Hall in Edinburgh – Tickets still available so don’t miss out! See you there tonight!
Denys Baptiste & Lemn Sissay discuss ‘Now Is the Time’
Our roving Lively Up! Festival photographer tuned into a conversation between saxophonist/composer, Denys Baptiste and poet/author, Lemn Sissay as they discussed Denys’ new work ‘NOW IS THE TIME’ for which Lemn has contributed his poetry.
‘We have to search through our past for inspiration that can take us through the traumas of the present’.
‘[Martin Luther King] is our hero, and he’s a hero to everybody’.
What do you think?