CHO IN THE BONES (Broadcasting 31 October 2020 7.30PM)

31 October 2020 7.30PM

A new suite of music specially created for Black History Month

Following on from the success of the Windrush Suite, Echo In The Bones forms the second suite in a trio of compositions written and arranged by Renell Shaw and funded by the Arts Council of England in association with The Shape of Jazz to Come . The pieces take their themes from the routes of ‘Black History’ – the triangular Atlantic trade in African bodies. The lives that were stolen in the enforced exodus from Africa were re-made in transition and upon arrival. New ‘African’ cultures emerged in the Americas (including the Caribbean) Britain and Europe. Music was one joy the dispossessed slaves carried with them where ever they went. Over time, scattered across the Americas, the music morphed in the echo chamber of that new continent with sounds bouncing back and forth to the original continent often remade with different harmonies snd styles. This music is a movement, circulating and innovating as it moves within and between continents but always driven by the echoes of the past.

We present Echo in the Bones, a journey of experiences through time translated by compositions and improvisors searching through the rhythms of the past and future.

Line up:

Renell Shaw (Composition, Vocals, Bass, Fender Rhodes)

Shaw is also the composer of the Windrush Suite.


Orphy Robinson MBE (Vibraphone, Marimba and Percussion)

Orphy Robinson is an award-winning multi-Instrumentalist, composer who works across a variety of musical forms – jazz, free jazz, improvisation, jazz fusion, funk and classical music.

Cassie Kinoshi (Saxophone)

Cassie Kinoshi is a Mercury Award nominated and Ivors Academy Award winning (formerly know as BASCA, British Composer Award) Cassie is best known for her work with her large ensemble SEED alongside bands KOKOROKO and  NÉRIJA.


Delycia Belgrave (Tap Dancing, Vocals)

Delycia Belgrave is a successful musical theatre performer and choreographer who has toured and performed on stages around the world and in the West End. Theatre credits include, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia! and many more. Her style of choreography and performance has been influenced by the work of  Debbie Allen, Savion Glover, Eartha Kitt and Alvin Ailey.

Sahra Gure (Vocals)

Winner of the Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician Award 2019, Sahra is already pipped by Jazzwise as ‘one to watch in 2020’

Afronaut Zu (Vocals)

Afronaut Zu is a solo artist based in London, England. Currently, he is the live vocalist for Rudimental, as well as member of hip-hop collective Orphgang, and Afro-Diasporic collective Ancestral Futures.

Charlie Laffer (Guitar)

Charlie can be seen on tours internationally with 90’s girl band All Saints and more recently joined the band for american contemporary R&B star Kelis.


Mark Crown (Trumpet)

Graduating from Trinity College of Music jazz course Mark has been touring constantly.


Taurean Antoine-Chagar (Saxophone)

Taurean Antoine-Chagar is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, as well as the co-founder of Football Beyond Borders. Whilst touring and recording with Rudimental, he has also composed music for theatre, TV and film.


Samson Jatto (Drums)

Samson Jatto is a versatile drummer with notable Hip-Hop and Soul influences. His experience spans over a decade having been unwittingly introduced to the instrument at the age of 13. He plays and tours with some of the very best mainstream artists including: Maverick Sabre, Jessie Ware and Mahalia.

Coco Shaw (Film footage and visuals)

Filmmaker, Photographer and Media Specialist

Kathianne Hingwan (Producer)

General Manager of the Vortex Jazz Club and creator and Producer of various projects including the The Shape of Jazz to Come, the Windrush Suite and In Conversation With



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