The first Your Local Arena event was supposed to be part of the premiere performance of City Central at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday 30 March 2020, which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. Instead it became the first online YLA offering. For five days, audiences could watch the Arena film Mizike Mama about Belgian-Congolese band Zap Mama and its lead singer Marie Daulne, who was one of those who coined the term Afropean in the 1990s.
Alongside this we presented an exclusive interview with Marie Daulne by Johny Pitts and a taster video of the exciting sights and sounds of the City Central show. Below you can still watch thee two videos.
City Central will be presented live and in full at the Southbank Centre, London in Autumn 2020 – keep an eye out for news of this and be ready to book your tickets to board the City Central Express.
The Arena film screening is also part of Your Local Arena: A Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes co-production See https://lhannah.com/your-local-arena
To read more about the film from Arena‘s long-time producer Anthony Wall, see https://lhannah.com/mizike-mama