Drummer Warrior Storyteller is a multi-layered visual album from West London emcee and multidisciplinary artist Apex Zero. Part of ‘Legacy 101: Spirit of the Village’ Festival 2022, the project strives to embody Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s perception of storytelling.
Centring African Caribbean perspectives, the album explores personal experiences of oppression and liberation of diasporic, migrant and marginalised people in London and beyond through music, film, dance, photography, painting, listening experiences and performance in this engaging, immersive exhibition and stage show.
Drummer Warrior Storyteller focuses on the frustration, anger, alienation and awareness caused by racism, its embedded structures, police/state violence and denial of opportunity, whilst also striving to break from the image of the ‘struggling’ Black figure, exploring joy, love and aspirations to live and grow despite society’s obstacles.
The event will have two sessions:
13:00 – 17:00:
An immersive exhibition curated with artists Ekua McMorris, Kyung Hwa Shon & Kyungmin Son. The exhibited work will include two collaborative short films – Drummer Warrior Storyteller (Parts 1 & 2) – built around the album’s music.
19:00 – 23:00:
Drummer Warrior Storyteller will be presented for the first time as an immersive live theatre production crafted with creative director and choreographer Muti ‘Mutivation’ Musafiri. Using live music, dance, spoken word, visual effects, projection and sound design, audiences will be welcomed into the universe of the album and guided through its multidimensional story. The performance will explore African Caribbean storytelling, spirituality and political traditions.
The night will end with an afterparty, with DJs spinning a wide range of local and global Black music.
Please take a look at the Event Trailer: https://youtu.be/udoq0MchgaY & Film Trailer: https://youtu.be/6MzorqMXsVM
For more information, got to:
Part of LEGACY 101 Micro Festival, celebrating the Legacy of Black excellence emerging from the creative renaissance and movement Village 101.https://www.village101.org/
Ticket sales: https://richmix.org.uk/events/apex-zero-drummer-warrior-storyteller/