The cornex:discover series spans an eclectic of mix of genres, sometimes featuring artists you know and sometimes artists you will be introduced to for the first time. The theme which unites cornex:discover events is that they offer something different: a chance to venture beyond the mainstream.
There are three events in the 2016 cornex:discover series:
Criolo (Thu 21 Apr) - More info
Criolo is politically and culturally motivated, a rapper whose voice resounds with the youth of post-slump, pre-Olympic Brazil, exploring stories of poverty, police violence and social discrimination. Cambridge Junction is the first venue in his first UK tour, which goes on throughout April. Much of Criolo’s music is a social commentary on the state of Brazil today, focusing on his passion to speak out on behalf of the dispossessed.
Eight of the boys involved at Romsey Mill, who range in age from 15 to 18, have been writing their own songs for the event as well creating new material using Criolo’s instrumental. On the day, they will have a chance to meet Criolo, before performing their set. The boys, many of whom were involved in Cambridge Junction’s Rapademic last July, which supported emerging talent, will be performing as Flava T, Tevz, General T, Skeemz, Quarmz, Don Tukz, Street Inc and Rhetoric.
Tindersticks (Fri 6 May) - More info
On 6th May 2016 Tindersticks are coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of our cornex:discover series to perform a special “cine-concert”. Following its world première at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in February, their show will feature their 10th studio album The Waiting Room with a specially commissioned film to accompany each song.
To accompany the show Cambridge Live has given four local film-makers the chance to take part in a film project to create a short film inspired by Tindersticks: The Waiting Room.
The film-makers of mixed abilities were given one of Tindersticks early tracks, two free workshops lead by professional film-maker Ryd Cook, and 2 weeks to film and create their own short films.
Tipping Point by Ockham's Razor (Fri 13 - Sun 15 May) - More info