Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Saturday 8 Sep 2018 9pm

Part of Festival of New

Road Runner

Singer, songwriter, cellist, arranger, composer… Ayanna’s open-hearted and eclectic sets are difficult to pigeon-hole and very difficult to forget.

Participation in the London Symphony Orchestra’s young composer scheme and a MOBO-nomination somehow sit comfortably side by side on an already-impressive roster of achievements. Her strikingly original songs blend soulful vocals, an R&B sensibility and uncompromising lyrics, while her classical trained cello playing lends intimacy and layered intricacy to her music. This show features brand new material from a rare new talent as well as songs she wrote as an Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Open Space artist here at Snape.

‘… a huge talent … like a young Cassandra Wilson would have sounded if she also happened to be a fine cellist.’


All sessions in the Festival of New last about an hour.

The Concert Hall Café will be open as normal on Friday and Saturday 10am-5.30pm serving food from 12-3. Street food stalls and the bar will be open in the Hoffmann Building from 5-9pm on Friday and 3-9pm on Saturday.

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