Hennessy cognac introduces Hennessy Lates, a series of free, intimate gigs at Somerset House, which sees the brand trace its musical roots from Jazz to Grime. Taking place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August 2019, Hennessy Lates will feature DJ sets and live performances from some of the most pioneering artists today, including Jammer, Kokoroko, CKTRL and Heartless Crew. Hennessy Lates is a special one-off series as part of Somerset House’s summer exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now, celebrating generations of black creative pioneers.
Night one on Thursday 15th August is curated and hosted by Grime pioneer and Boy Better Know member, Jammer, taking revellers on a journey of iconic black British bass music. Performances include Jungle legend General Levy, Garage soundsystem Heartless Crew and Grime MC and Lord of the Mics founder, Jammer himself.
Friday 16th August turns to the next generation, as the 8‑piece Jazz and Afrobeat band, Kokoroko perform live, alongside sounds from multi-instrumentalist CKTRL, plus DJs AMZ and Tej Adeleye.
Working in partnership with NTS, Hennessy Lates will bring to life the Hennessy: For the Culture installation, currently open at Somerset House, which delves deep into the story of black British music and explores how a 250-year old cognac brand has become synonymous with Hip-hop and Grime. Celebrating the ethos of DIY creativity through photography and artist interviews, Hennessy: For the Culture is also a part of Somerset House’s Get Up, Stand Up Now exhibition and is open until Sunday 15th September 2019.
Register for your free tickets here.