Windrush: A Celebration at the Barbican, London
 Liner notes … Windrush: A Celebration at the Barbican, London. Photograph: Emile Holba/EFG London jazz festival

large proportion of the British artists who have played at the London jazz festival in the past 26 years can trace their ancestry back to the Windrush generation, so it seems fitting for the festival to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush’s arrival. Tonight’s event, curated by Trinidadian poet and novelist Anthony Joseph, is billed as “A Celebration” but it is an angrier and more militant show than that word implies.

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