Music For Human Rights
Featuring Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Speech Debelle and Nubya Garcia
Four of our most gifted soul, jazz and rap artists explore the power of protest songs; with new arrangements of classic songs from the Civil Rights movement and new works inspired by today.
Fronting a sextet of incredible musicians, Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Speech Debelle and Nubya Garcia give a modern take on iconic songs such as A Change is Gonna Come and The Revolution will not be Televised alongside more recent works. The performance also features powerful new songs by Anderson and Yeoh that highlight the ongoing fight for equal human rights.
Carleen Anderson – vocalist, joint MD
Nikki Yeoh - piano & keyboard, joint MD
Speech Debelle - rapper
Nubya Garcia - saxophone
Renell Shaw – electric bass
Rod Youngs - drums
Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England and PRS For Music Foundation.
"She's not just good, she's phenomenal. Carleen Anderson is one of a kind." James Brown
"Nikki Yeoh is a creative free spirit who, although deeply rooted in the language of improvisation, is open to a range of music that leans as much to populism as it does high art.” Kevin Le Gendre, writer and broadcaster, BBC Radio 3
“Delicate, yet powerful” The Guardian on Speech Debelle
“Brilliant, brilliant saxophonist … creating a lot of waves” – Gilles Peterson on Nubya Garcia