Although I’d previously been to Super Organic events in smaller venues, This was on a larger scale for 1st anniversary of Super Organic.
This event has partnered with renowned live event producers Serious to bring a “touch of boom-bap energy to the EFG London Jazz Festival an incredible community of musicians, emcees and poets ready to mix golden era hip-hop vibes, with new skool lyricism, spoken word and live music.” curated by the genius mind of producer / community activist — Fusion
From the layout with the audience sat and standing 3⁄4 around the stage this felt like a theatre production accompanied by Apex Zero’s stellar Drummer Warrior art installation in Warren Streets latest hot spot “Goodz Company”
Super Organic is divided into Side A and side B broken up by an interval, this event runs like a mixtape with the featured artists performing in both halves of the show.
The line on the night featured musician, conceptualist and choreographer Tyrone Isaac Stuart, reggae rebel Br!dge, rapper and activist AWATE, filmmaker, writer and wordsmith Apex Zero alongside Dembis Thioung (drums) and Moussa Dembele (kora/balafon), multi-genre songstress K Soul and the percussive powerhouse that is Hannabiell Sanders & Ylis from Ladies of Midnight Blue.
There were many highlights on the night including seeing the return of Awate & a phenomenal performance from Apex Zero and more… I left the show feeling entertained, spiritually uplifted and excited to see how Super Organic evolves and grows in the years to come.
Enough from me, here’s some quotes from some others at the show I spoke to during the interval.
“Super Authentic & Culturally Essential! I had an awesome time and thoroughly loved how interactive and poignant it was! Would definitely love to go again. Apex Zero’s performance and the young ladies on the 🪘 and trombone 🔥🔥🔥🔥 was a highlight. I love taking in live instrumentation. It really adds to the physical energy in the space! (ZEE)
“The showcase format; the mixture of performers; the audience and particularly Apex Zero but that was a personal thing as I’ve seen him and been supporting him from day dot. I thought Fusion was the incredible glue that pulled it all together and all of the acts I loved! If I was being constructive in what would work better for me is if the DJ selection was less US Hip Hop and more representative of the artists being showcased on by BMT. We fight as artist to perform live but then the DJ’s then go and play multi million selling artists and to me it epitomises the struggle black U.K. artist face in their own back yard. And I say that as a U.K. artist and a fan of U.K. Hip Hop” ( TJ Chill UK Hip Hop Legend)
“Attending BMT’s Culture Clubs, Super Organic live Jazz festival featuring Apex Zero’s Drummer, Warrior, Storyteller a visual album installation was a spiritual experience. The highlights of the event were certainly feeling part of a community, laughing with the exceptional Fusion and being moved in my core by the ‘Ladies of the Midnight Blue’. My brother Apex never fails to deliver an incredible performance delivering an activist energy that transcends the stage moving the audience as one. My time exhibiting ‘Harvest Rebellion’ has been a gift as we manifested something in physical form, the hand forged Iron Sculpture/Cutlass is a ode to traditional Caribbean legacy, forgged with labour of our ancestors and selves simultaneously, the metal is forever etched with Apex’s handwritten lyrics. The meaning: to harvest Freedom and live Rebellious spirit.” (Roxe)
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