M.Bassy Sessions #1 with JNR Williams
It's one of the great challenges of our present time to realize artistic formats that allow a face to face get together and transcultural encounter. As analog as well as digital music series »M.Bassy Sessions« encourages artistic and experimental development across genres aiming to strengthen human interconnection in nowadays music cultures that face constant change.
We are so happy to present the first edition of »M.Bassy Sessions« featuring JNR Williams from London tuning in digitally to the atmospheric space of M.Bassy in Hamburg. Unfortunately, the artist was refused entry (due to COVID 19 and Brexit regulations), so that we were not able to realize the planned jam session with the Hamburg vocalist Moyo Ray, but were meant to switch to a hybrid format. Together with the musicians Rudy Valentino, Haze Haas, Luke O´Malley and Richard Ojijo a new version of JNR Williams song »HereB4« is created. Born and raised in East London and from a Caribbean background, Williams is one of the uprising British Soul & RnB singers.
The music series is set up in the further course as jam, talk & cooking sessions continuing intimate and creative encounters in times of pandemic limitations effecting especially artists and performers. Musicians from Hamburg, from the African continent and diaspora are offered a platform to come together with other fellow artists, express their identities and beliefs and play music in person, but also to perform digitally to an audience. The artistic exchange will be deepened through a joining talk and collective cooking session. We hope that the sessions will develop to an evening of physical presence with an audience soon! The following sessions will be dropped in a monthly rhythm. So please, watch out & and stay connected!
Our big thanks go to all artists and the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg. Funded by Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.