Declaration is a musical journey composed and performed by Tagné Tebu, a multi-instrumentalist with a mix of jazz, African, Latin and Indo-Arabic influences. The piece narrates a statement about the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
The performance will feature live projections from video artist Kooj Chuhan plus contributing musicians, sections of free jazz improvisation, click-drum-triggering of audio speech loops, rich textures, daring rhythms and evocative melodic structures.
The music will interweave around a mix of recorded and live spoken monologues by detainees, campaigns for work rights, human rights activists and legal case-workers.
Declaration has been commissioned by HOME Manchester.