eeping the left-field alive within this year's London Jazz Festival, November's Broad Casting in association with Red Bull Music Academy centres on 2 of Karen P's favourite contemporary musical innovators, LA's Carlos Nino (who as well as being one half of electronic legends Ammon Contact directs the incredible Sun-Ra inspired Build an Ark along with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) and Holy Roller Productions' IG Culture (who has been pushing the boundaries of British soul, hip-hop, jazz and dance music for more than 2 decades).
IG's Zen Badizm Workshop project will open up proceedings, performing music including some tracks from his incredible Japan only LP (also called Zen Badizm), released earlier this year on Freedom School records. Channeling the conscious energy of jazz labels like Strata East and Tribe, the heart-melting soul of Eddie Kendricks, and the spirituality of Ra through the cutting edge musicianship of IG and collaborators including Bilal, CoreyWilkes, Pino Palladino and Heidi Vogel. The line-up for tonight's incarnation of Zen Badizm is not yet confirmed but will include Kaidi Tatham, Akwesi Mensah, Eric Appapoulay, and Red Bull Music Academy past-participant Fatima.
Whilst Zen Badizm might channel the inspiration of Tribe Records and their spiritual-jazz contemporaries, Build an Ark actually bring Tribe's founder, trombonist Phil Ranelin centre-stage along with vocalist and composer Dwight Trible - who has performed with Harry Belafonte, Bobby Hutcherson and notably, Pharoah Sanders. Coming to us courtesy of the amazing Kindred Spirits label in Holland, Build an Ark will fill Cargo with their uplifting and message-driven freedom jazz sound, performing tracks from their new album LOVE Part 1, as well as favourites from their previous albums. Build an Ark are duty-bound to awaken a higher consciousness within their audience as anyone who has caught them live before will testify. And you can bet your bottom dollar they'll do the very same at Broad Casting.
IG Culture will then return to the stage with a very special and unique DJ set. Having spent the afternoon sampling, looping and re-working Build an Ark's rehearsal and sound-check, IG will create unique and exclusive tracks to perform for the Broad Casting audience.
Alongside these fresher than fresh Build an Ark dubs, will be dropping the bombs and specials as he has always been known to do. This will no doubt be a truly unique experiment to round off the evening in unique Broad Casting style and will be accompanied by jazz dancers such as Gary Nurse from legends of the underground.
DJ support throughout the night will come courtesy of resident Karen P and Rush Hour / Kindred Spirits' very own Antal, over from the Netherlands especially for Broad Casting.
LIVE: BUILD AN ARK + IG CULTURE'S ZEN BADISM
DJS: IG CULTURE + ANTAL + KAREN P
£10 adv - £13 on the door