Cambridge arts centre teams up with London’s Somerset House for its tenth annual music festival
Wysing Arts Centre's Wysing Polyphonic festival presents its tenth edition on 7 September. Following on from past guest curators Nkisi, Paul Purgas and Moor Mother, this year’s programmers are London’s Somerset House Studio.
2019’s theme establishes the Cambridgeshire site as a place of connection, featuring artists-in-residence, Johannesburg's queer art collective FAKA aka Fela Gucci and Desire Marea and Ahmed El Ghazoly aka ZULI. FAKA will be exploring memory and the colonised body through new film Sihlangene Emoyeni directed by Akinola Davies and a live performance; ZULI's project, yet to be announced, will be developed during his August stay.
Other participating artists include Brood Ma, hmurd, Jacob Samuel, Loraine James, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Mun Sing, Sonic Cyberfeminisms, AMRA aka Purgas and Imran Perretta, Emma Smith, Erica Scourti, Flora Yin-Wong, Jennifer Walshe, Jesse Darling, Mun Sing, Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura with Beatrice Dillon, Valentina Magaletti and Ziúr.
Wysing Polyphonic 2019 coincides with the arts centre’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now.