The Art Ensemble of Chicago - 50th Anniversary (1969-2019)

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago, champions of the Great Black Music, celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a tribute to Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors Maghostut. 

The ensemble that evolved from founder Roscoe Mitchell's musical vision, explorations and adventurous collaborations in Chicago is renowned for its integration of musical styles that span the history of jazz and multi-instrumental group improvisations.

Their live performances of original compositions, written by all the members, are visual, auditory and sensual spectacles with elaborate costumes, face paint, props, theatre, poetry, dance and more. 

Currently with 18 members, the group appears as a completely new constellation in the creative scene; they recently released We are on the Edge on Pi Records, with a two-disc vinyl on Erased Tapes, after a studio recording hiatus of 15 years to celebrate their 50th anniversary.