Last Mango in Paris, presents Broken English

Last Mango in Paris, presents Broken English

Broken English is a sixty minute tour-de-force presented by urban poet Shane Solanki and his band Last Mango in Paris, which examines identity and belonging through comic and subversive songs, powerful and political spoken word, and music from all corners of the globe, delivered in a cabaret style.

The show, set in a classroom, includes a modern day remix of the Indian classic film, Amar, Akbar, Anthony, plus skits about ASBO’s, skin lightening, manbags , racist princes, scumbag millionaires and the dangers of kissing your teeth,
and many other subjects currently close to our hearts and our wallets.

With the help of a band featuring the crème of British jazz musicians, Shane Solanki’s exceptionally powerful performance creates an intimate atmosphere in which you’ll laugh, but leave questioning your own role in shaping society today. Whether you’re 18 or 80 years old, if you don’t know how to talk to your family about the conflicts in your beliefs which have arisen from growing up in different worlds, start here in the classroom of the Last Mango in Paris, where perhaps you’ll discover what it means to speak ‘Broken English’.

“Solanki’s subversive wordplay is juxtaposed with the sweet smoky vocals of Sabira Jade tackling identity with a comic twist!”

“His witty observations are important dissections of our mutating society.”
Evening Standard

“…intelligent, political and humorous lyrics, blended together with the funkiest production… at times fresh and funny, and at other times cutting and edgy; a very rare combination.”

“One of the best bands to come out of the UK in the last ten years.”
DJ Ritu, BBC Radio London

“‘Jerusalem’ is the most important records so far this century.”
Adil Ray, BBC Asian Network

“A great artist, with a huge future. His words will inspire future generations”.
Talvin Singh

Region: All
Start Date: 04/05/2009
End Date: 05/05/2009
Start Time: 19:45
Venue: Watermans – Box Office: 020 8232 1010
Venue Address: 40 High Street
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Suman Bhuchar
Phone: 07930 101894