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One Night in Miami, Kate Tempest, Glam Rock, Remembering Andrzej Wajda

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses the play One Night in Miami, poet and rapper Kate Tempest on writing Let Them Eat Chaos, and Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy.

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and writer Kemp Powers discuss their new production of One Night in Miami, a fictional account of the night in 1964 when boxer Cassius Clay chose to celebrate his world heavyweight victory in a hotel room with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown.

Poet, rapper and writer Kate Tempest describes her new album Let Them Eat Chaos, the follow-up to her Mercury-shortlisted album Everybody Down. It's a long poem, written for live performance, which centres on seven residents of a London street all awake at 4:48am.

The Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died at the age of 90. During the war he joined the Polish resistance, and then studied to be a painter, before entering the Lodz Film School. Wajda's films chart the history of Poland through the wartime Warsaw Uprising, the suppression of the Solidarity movement, the fall of Communism and joining the EU. Ian Christie, professor of Film and Media History, looks back at the director's career.

Shock and Awe: A History of Glam Rock is music journalist Simon Reynolds's new book. He charts the outrageous styles, gender-fluid sexual politics and retro-future sounds that came to define the first half of the 1970s, from Bolan to Bowie and Suzi Quatro to Roxy Music.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Angie Nehring.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • One Night in Miami

    Duration: 09:08

  • Kate Tempest

    Duration: 07:37

  • Remembering Andrzej Wadja

    Duration: 04:22

  • Glam Rock

    Duration: 06:24

One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami is at the Donmar Theatre, London until 03 December 2016.

Images:

Main image above: Sope Dirisu (Right) as Cassius Clay and David Ajala (Left) as Jim Brown

Smaller image to the left: Sope Dirisu (Left) as Cassius Clay

Images credit: Johan Persson

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest's new album Let Them Eat Chaos is out now, on CD, as vinyl, and the long poem heard on the recording is available as a book.

Tour details: Dublin - 29 Nov;  Belfast -30 Nov; Glasgow - 01Dec; Sheffield - 03 Dec; Birmingham - 04 Dec; Norwich - 05 Dec; Manchester - 07 Dec; Bristol - 08 Dec; Brighton 0 09 Dec; London Roundhouse: 11 Dec 2016; London O2 Academy - 27 May 2017.

Image: Kate Tempest

 

Glam Rock

Glam Rock

Glam Rock: Shock and Awe - Glam Rock and its Legacy is out now on Faber.

Image: Simon Reynolds

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest Kemp Powers
Interviewed Guest Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest Simon Reynolds
Producer Angie Nehring

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