On October 28th The Spitz are arriving at the Hackney Museum for the day to add our signature to the ongoing African Threads Hackney Style exhibit which opened at the start of October.
Wednesday October 28th, Hackney Museum – 11:00
The exhibition focuses on the creation and use of printed cloths and their designs as expressions of African identity.
Between 11 and 1 we will be spinning stories, leading in African call and response and cultivating interactive music, all with the support of The Spitz’s world class musicians using the exhibition as an inspirational backdrop. Best of all, the event is free! Bring the whole family; song sheets and percussion will be provided!
See flyer below for exhibit info
On Saturday 12th September 2015, The Spitz and its gathering of various ages and backgrounds arrived at King’s Cross to play in the Kings Place Festival 2015.
The band (Jay Phelps – Trumpet, Jonathan Gee – Piano, Ben Hazleton – Bass) were joined on stage by two elders whom the Spitz have been working with extensively : Victor Stuart – guitarist and Cedric Skyler – poet.
Both Victor and Cedric have had a series of one-to-ones with our musicians which brought them to this point of performance. On arrival, Cedric was brimming with quiet pride. He had just travelled from New Cross with an escort – the longest journey he has made in the 10 years since his stroke. Victor made sparkling eye contact with everyone he met. He came with his daughters and granddaughters who were overjoyed at seeing their (gran)dad perform for the first time in years.
Photographs by D.Orliange Photography