We’re continually trying to find ways of engaging and interacting with our community here at Nitro. And now we believe we have found it. Generations is the name we have given to all our projects that closely involve communities. Right now we have two main Generations. Secret Singers and At the End of the Rainbow. Detailed information of both is located in our What’s On section.
Our first Generations project, however, will be a performance of the renowned piece of music ‘Mass Carib‘ on the 26th January at King’s Place, London. However, this is Mass Carib with a difference! Firstly it will be performed by our company vocal group ‘NitroVox’ – Just 8 singers and 2 percussionists. Secondly, we are going to work with a local group of amateur singers who will learn a section of the Mass Carib and will accompany NitroVox in the performance.
We feel this is a great way to get closer to our community and to set a template for working with local communities farther afield. We will soon be rehearsing and will update you with video footage as soon as we do. For now you can check out a video of a rehearsed performance of Mass Carib with NitroVox here at Nitro HQ below.
NitroVox Sings Mass Carib – Workshop
In other areas, we are pleased to welcome Tangle to Nitro HQ. They will undertaking research and development for their rehearsed reading of ‘The Crossing’, which is being held at Soho Theatre on December 11th.
And finally, we have some great news! Bola Agabje, who is adapting her play ‘Gone Too Far’ into a musical for Nitro, won the Arts and Culture Woman of the Future Award for 2010. It is an excellent but well deserved accolade for Bola, who still manages to hold down a day job! Hats off to her and we hope for many more awards in the future.
Gen Yon Semen Gwo