Pink Siifu & Tha NEGRO Alive’!
Goya Gumbani + muva of Earth
Sat 6 Aug, 7pm
Part of Summer: In the Black Fantastic
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
Tickets £20 — Book Here
The unpredictable music of rapper, producer and singer Pink Siifu swings through notes of soul, punk, jazz, rap and experimental.
Pink Siifu is an artist from Birmingham, Alabama, making music that reflects the ideas, life and struggles experienced through Blackness.
His debut project, ensley, consisted of faith, family and community, which inspire both his art and communication.
In his Pitchfork review of ensley, Jonah Bromwich said: ‘Pro-Black at every turn and implicitly anti-capitalist, ensley is a portrait of the artist in fragments that reflect Matthews’s image, splitting and tossing it every which way, forming a more complete picture than a traditional album might.’
Pink Siifu also makes music as part of duo B. Cool-Aid, and frequently collaborates with the producer Swarvy.
Goya Gumbani moved with his family from New York to London when he was a teenager, but he still sounds like an MC straight out of Brooklyn. His lax rap flows win over East Coast boom-bap fans, oozing a serene calm rather than adhering to toxic macho stereotypes.
A decade of collaborations in his new UK home inspired a back-to-back stream of EPs in 2020 with south London beatmakers Rago Foot and Kiina. The result is an elegant crossover into SE1’s modern jazz community.
muva of Earth is an alternative jazz singer from south east London. Growing up she felt the influence of Amy Winehouse and Beyoncé, while today, her ever-evolving being is deeply inspired by Sun Ra, Sade, Björk and Fela Kuti.
By connecting to her Yoruba roots, muva’s music explores the complexities of identity, the self and human connections over a bed of Afrofuturistic rhythms and atmospheric horns.