homelands

Homelands

Homelands created by music agency Punch is a year-long series of global tours, artistic residencies and insights that documents four musicians as they visit their own homelands, learning about where they came from, unearthing the roots of their creativity and then creating something new in response to their journey of self-discovery. It features Grime MC Saskilla (Senegal), R&B Mercury Music nominee Terri Walker (Jamaica), producer Diztortion (Suriname) and MOBO award winning R&B singer Shakka (Dominica). “This is a groundbreaking project that will challenge each exceptional artist uniquely. They will all travel alone, with a film crew following them, to a nation at the root of their sound and cultural identity. They’ll make new tracks with local musicians, and perform these for the first time when they get back to the UK. We’re making a whole film around these musical journeys – There are going to be a lot of surprises.”Ammo Talware MBE – CEO PUNCHTake a look at the trailers below trailing these artists fantastic adventure and if you want to know moreTerri Walker – R&B soul singer-songwriter, and no stranger to Mi-Soul’s playlists was born in London to Jamaican parents, she moved to Germany aged 4. As a teenager she returned to the UK to study opera at the Italia Conti Academy. She began providing vocals for garage heavyweights including TNT, 187 Lockdown and Shanks & Bigfoot. After signing to Def Soul UK in 2003 she released the album Untitled which saw her nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and 4 MOBO awards. She has gone on to release three further albums; ‘L.O.V.E’, ‘I Am’ and this year’s ‘Entitled’.Jamaica is the 3rd largest island in the Caribbean, and was originally populated by the Arawak people. From the 1500’s, Spanish and English colonists settled here and made the island a hub for the international slave trade. Jamaica achieved her independence in 1962. Jamaica’s rich cultural and political history has given birth to a uniquely diverse and influential range of musical styles, including Mento, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Folk and Toasting, which lead to the birth of Hip Hop.“I would like the legacy to be; be proud of who you are and where you come from” Terri WalkerYou can catch the film here…18th October – Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham Start Time: 8pm 19th October – BFI, Southbank. London Start Time: 8pmMore Information: WebsiteWhat’s On