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22.2.16

She’s back ... and she slays!

The exceptional music and performance artist Lady Vendredi describes herself as a ‘mythopoetic blaxploitation super heroine and vodou priestess popstar from another dimension’. She time travels and is on a quest for revenge...

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‘Great music, a truly innovative fusion’. Total Theatre

‘Fresh, raw and totally unique'. Giles Peterson

'Lady Vendredi is more than an artist; she is a movement of force'. Blues and Soul

The Passion of Lady Vendredi is co-production between nitroBEAT, Mas Productions and Soho Theatre. It features DJ, musician, actor and Afrofuturistic performance artist, Nwando Ebizie, who has previously performed with Princess Superstar as well as supporting Peaches, Charli XCX and A*M*E. Nwando has been a student of African and diasporic dance forms for the last 8 years. What struck her was the symbiotic nature of the drummer and dancer in traditional African/ Afro diaspora forms - and how there is a constant negotiation, semi improvisation between the two. This inspired a way of choreographing and composing through the body.

Her alter ego Lady Vendredi has emerged through working with director and musician Jonathan Grieve and performing on the stages of theatres, clubs and music festivals.

IMAGINE GRACE JONES IN A GRINDHOUSE FILM DIRECTED BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

Collaborating with an international ensemble cast of performance artists and live band ‘The Vendettas’, The Passion of Lady Vendredi is a unique performance cocktail, blurring the boundaries between music, theatre and live art and taking over Soho Theatre Downstairs’ speakeasy cabaret space with a highly politicized theatre-gig.

The production includes tracks from her new EP, with input from Floating Points, Emanative Four Tet and Gilles Peterson, to be
launched simultaneously alongside the show.

More details and booking info here