'John Doe - A Story of the Blues' Stageshow
"Out of slavery and freedom found we remember well
those vanities bought with another's misery."
JOHN DOE is a music stage-show tracing the influence of African rhythms woven into a background of African-American literature through song,
poem, and dance.
The two-hour show features African rhythms of early blues music of the post-slavery period from the late 1800s through the swing era of the 1920s and 30s, via Rhythm & Blues of the 1960s into Bleaggea and African grooves of the 21st century. The show has made a succesful finale night for two significant festivals already.
The programme, which often includes African drum and dance workshops, matches many of the requirements needed by funding sources for its merits in Arts, Education and Cultural Diversity issues.
• Read John Joe Stageshow Reviews
• View PDF Review at Rotherham Arts Festival
• See video extracts of show
• Listen to Radio adaptation of the show