Some people might look at The Hockley flyover and see; well, a flyover, lots of concrete and lets be honest, an urban wasteland. It’s a good job Newtown’s Jazz and Hip Hop star Soweto Kinch possesses a greater imagination than that. Because for the 8th time he will be transforming the grey asphalt monotony of the A41’s underbelly into a sprawling and colourful urban arts festival featuring an eclectic range of music and dance. Appearing alongside Soweto are a fine roster of performers including gifted multi-instrumentalist Ayanna Witter Johnson, the fiery hip hop of Shay D and the sophisticated genius jazz guitar of Femi Temowo, also a great chance to check out rising local talent such as saxophonist Xhosa Cole,this unique festival continues to break new ground and shatter expectations.
Sat 18 Aug 12.30pm – 9pm at Hockley Flyover, Hockley, Birmingham B19 1AB Free www.skiddle.com
Published on: Thu 12 Jul 2018