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Giles Terera to release musical song cycle based on lockdown experience – streaming next month

The ”Hamilton” performer has penned new tunes

Giles Terera
Giles Terera
© Dan Wooller

Award winning actor Giles Terera (Hamilton, Rosmersholm) will star in a streaming production of his new song cycle Black Matter, filmed at Crazy Coqs and available worldwide on demand March 24 to 31.

Terera describes the show as follows: "I live in Soho, London. I was there throughout last summer. I saw Soho shift from deserted tranquillity, where the only sounds were birds and church bells to the noise and heat of demands for social justice and civil unrest. I saw couples and families sneaking bike rides and I saw protests. Homelessness and empty properties.

"People helping each other and people hurting each other. Confusion and hope and strength. I found myself taking my guitar and writing about what I was seeing and feeling and thinking. I ended up writing a collection of songs and my aim was to respond immediately to what I was experiencing. I wanted to answer the question: how do we communicate in this atmosphere? How do we find love and balance and strength?"

The concert will be available next month, with tickets on sale now.

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