Poetry. Beatbox. Celtic dubstep.
Jasmine Gardosi is an award-winning spoken word poet, beatboxer and multiple slam champion of national and international renown.
This is her brand new, debut show about gender identity, coming to terms with queerness, and finding the words. Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, it premiered at the WAC in October to standing ovations and was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Show in the Saboteur Awards. Prepare for an hour of explosive dubstep bass-lines and soaring folk violin which blow apart the boundaries of gender and musical genre alike. Watch Jasmine converse, argue and compete with a live band of instrumentalists as she cracks open the binary with boldness, humour and celebration.
Joining her are Alternative Dubstep Orchestra’s Damo Wilding (drums) and DJ C@ in the H@, trumpeter/techno artist Sam Wooster and Ire-Ish’s multi-instrumentalist Jobe Baker-Sullivan. The show also features BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 saxophonist Xhosa Cole.
“The most important piece of art that I can remember seeing” – Casey Bailey, Birmingham Poet Laureate
“Tricky, sticky themes explored with humour, passion and euphoric music. Conversations around themes of sexuality and gender can alienate people who really need to be part of them, but this show was validating and welcoming.” – Malaika Kegode, Milk Poetry
“The way she explores gender identity and mental health through the power of poetry, beatboxing and music was phenomenal. She certainly knows how to capture the audience’s attention and the world needs more poets like Gardosi to use their words to create change.” – Redbrick
The first half of the night includes poetry and music from guests Ivana, Nathan Lunt, Aayushi Jain, Nick Barlow and Naomi Paul.
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and supported by funding from Arts Council England.