Nominated For The First Ever BBE Awards!

As part of my very eventful last two and a half months, I received an email early September from the organisers of BBE Awards (Black British Entertainment)to state I was going be nominated for an award under the category of Best Creative Artist. This category also features a dance company and an animator.

The launch of the award was to take place on the 28th of October, and I had been asked to create a performance and a pop up art exhibition for it. To cut the story short, I then started to create a brand new concept of a live art performance for this special occasion. After much thought, I titled it ‘Blackclash Blues – A Passing Season’. The title was in reference to Nina Simone’s Song Backlash Blues, which was released in 1967. A song which amongst other things deals with oppression, racism,the war in Vietnam and so forth. I had designed my concept to pull out and express the journey of an “immigrant/s” and wanted it to be strong, very strong, both in it’s concept and in the way it would be presented to the audience. I wanted it to be interactive, unexpected and innovative.

Now, I will allow the press to tell you the rest. See below for links to sample articles that have been written about it so far.

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/bermondsey-art-tutor-entertainment-award/

http://foreignersinuk.co.uk/magazine/community/creative-artist-eugene-ankomah-nominated-inaugural-black-british-entertainment-awards/

With Geisha Davis, Big JJ and Humpty

 

During the first “stage” part of the performance

 

With co-founder Jean Gasho and Geisha on the red carpet

 

 

Farouk(the young star) Geisha and moi getting up to no good on the red carpet

 

Lastly, the BBE website has a good in depth break down of my performance

Backlash-Blues, A Passing Season By Eugene Ankomah –The Break Down

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