COCONUT REVOLUTION LIVE ON STAGE Jim Palmer, Ramon Goose, Modou Toure + On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds
At Limehouse’s intimate speakeasy Jamboree JAMBOREE Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street London E1W 3HB. (2 mins from Limehouse DLR Station)
£3 B4 8.30/£5 after
Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar and witness the birth of a musical revolution, as your hosts the Shout Collective DJs proudly present the live debut of Coconut Revolution.
Revolutions are not a new thing, but revolutions based on the coconut fruit are, such a revolution occurred amongst indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the New Guinea Army. Their strife was documented in the multi-award winning film The Coconut Revolution which inspired London based producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jim Palmer to compose a song with the same name.
A chance meeting backstage at the WOMAD festival brought Jim (who had been performing with Baaba Maal) and British guitarist Ramon Goose (who had just completed an album with Senegalese griot Diabel Cissokho) together and the two realized they were on a similar path of musical exploration and discovery. Ramon suggested bringing in Senegalese vocalist Modou Touré (son of renowned singer Ousmane Touré ) and the band was formed and what better name to describe the musical concoction that is to follow than the Coconut Revolution!
On the decks the Shout Collective: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/International Times), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Nikki Akinjinmi will be taking the Devil’s Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people.