On Tuesday night 16 July 2019, as part of the EJBF, the Gil Scott-Heron Songbook is at Leith Depot at 8.00pm.
Guitarist and vocalist Aki Remally plays with pianist Fraser Urquhart to pay homage to Scott-Heron. He was a revolutionary poet, jazz musician and rap pioneer. He wrote about politics, culture and social injustice and all of this will no doubt go down a storm at the live music venue Leith Depot which remains threatened with closure.
Tickets at edinburghjazzfestival.com
“All the dreams you show up in are not your own.” “You will not be able to stay home, brother./You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out./You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,/Skip out for beer during commercials,/Because the revolution will not be televised.”Gil Scott-Heron