Come and enjoy Caribbean culture and celebrate the legacy of the Windrush generation who contributed significantly to the rebuilding and the shaping of this country. On June 22nd Alexandra Palace will raise the roof of their newly refurbished Theatre with music, poetry, social dancing and song. Hear from a range of artists and performers including multi award-winning recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry John Agard, and delight in the infectious calypso and kaiso music of Tobago Crusoe – who featured unforgettably in Paddington and Paddington 2 and was the Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago (1983). So put on your finest, and get yourself up to the palace!
Hosted by MARTINA LAIRD and featuring
Calypso and Kaiso by TOBAGO CRUSOE
Poetry by JOHN AGARD, GRACE NICHOLS and HANNAH LOWE
Live music from the CAMILLA GEORGE BAND, Camilla George (saxophone) Winston Clifford (drums), Larry Bartley (bass) and Cameron Pierre (guitar)
BURT CAESAR performs extracts from SCHOONER FLIGHT by Derek Walcott
DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL: A History of Black British Music curated by Kevin Le Gendre and featuring CAMILLA GEORGE and BURT CAESAR
Adults £5, Children £2
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children - 5 to 18) £10
Seniors, unwaged, disabled, students and under 5's go FREE
Rum, Rhyme and Liming, is co-curated and produced by Melanie Abrahams and Renaissance One in partnership with Alexandra Palace.