Members of the Brixton-based Youthsayers band are to join with fellow young musicians from the Königin-Luise-Schule in Cologne, Germany, to create an Outernational Orchestra event.
It’s on Friday 30 August at the Portico Gallery in West Norwood. Also appearing from 7pm will be Akin Soul and the Soul Tribe, It’s a Collective featuring Jazz Lee, and more.
Youthsayers – the music project created in 2016 by Brixton band Soothsayers, School Ground Sounds and Lambeth Music Service and funded by the Arts Council – took a group of local 11-to-18-year-olds to perform at a ska, reggae and soul festival in Cologne in April last year.
Members of Soothsayers had earlier met young German musicians from Königin-Luise-Schule to organise a three-day project – Freedom Sounds – with the young Brixton musicians. German readers and Google Translate users can find out more here. Watch a performance from the event on Youthsayers’ Facebook page.
Youthsayers, based at Raw Material in Robsart Street, play jazz, dub, reggae, Afrobeat and ska.