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Jowee Omicil's Elements

30th May 2024, 8.30pm

The Bwa Kayiman Ceremony was Haiti's first major collective uprising against slavery.  Jowee interprets his ancestors' revolution in his own way.  He has brought together all his inner tubes, soprano, alto, tenor, woodwinds, clarinets, Piccolo flute, cornet: what blows, what sells, what rumbles.

Ticket prices

£30 – £50

Line-up

JOWEE OMICIL – saxes, clarinet, flute, keys
JENDHA MANGA – bass
FRANCK MATEGARI, DYLAN CHOISI – drums

In praise of the gods of free jazz. These are love notes to Ornette Coleman.  A 1-hour ceremony of non-stop improvisation, a sacred healing ceremony for meditation purposes.

For this ceremony, Jowee Omicil has assembled a small army of Creoles by heritage and Creoles by vocation. Together, they fear nothing, neither the depths nor the beauty, they track down mythological animals, exhume sunken continents, they demand from sound what the eyes cannot see.  And from this mystical enterprise, whose secrets remain untouched, there remains an unheard-of experience of freedom.