Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Punk in Africa Screening and Club Night at SVA 15th &16th May 2014

Three chords, three countries, one revolution… PUNK IN AFRICA is the untold story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

In these societies, the punk subculture represented a genuinely radical political impulse, playing out against a backdrop of intense political struggle,economic hardship and even civil war.

Director/Producer: Keith Jones, Deon Maas

Producer: Jeffrey Brown

Director of Photography: Gary K Griffin

Editor: Andy Wills

Associate Producer: Bill Botes, David Chislett

Punk in Africa Club Night ( John Street Social Club)

Friday 16th May
Punk in Africa Club Night

The screening of Punk in Africa on Thurs 15th May will be followed on Friday 16th May with an evening of music and images celebrating the underground music scene in 1980's South Africa.
With DJing by Matt Temple (Matsuli Music & Electric Jive blog) and Sean Roe (Jun Kroom Records)
There will also be a  slide show of rare documentary photographs from 1980's South African underground music scene taken by Photographer  Jane Meyer.
links for Matt

and Sean

Friday, 3 January 2014

John Street Social Club Presents JunKroom at Stroud Valley Artspace 17th January 2014

John Street Social Club Presents JunKroom at Stroud Valleys Artspace

17th January 2014 From 7.00pm Free Entry

SVA 4 John Street Stroud Glos. GL5 2HA

Sounds and actions from the Japanese Underground

Artist & Musician Sean Roe (aka Sseeaann Rrooee) will play a selection of rare Japanese lps from the 60s to 80s and present a slide show of documentary photographs taken at “JunKroom” the multidisciplinary live event he organized in Kyoto from 2006-2011. Special guest performance by Mitsu Salmon a dancer and performance artist currently based in Chicago who has also lived and performed in Kyoto both as a soloist and in Butoh dancer Ima Tenko’s company. At tonight’s event Mitsu will perform “Fish Dreams” a solo piece integrating text, movement and painting.

Mitsu Salmon ( MFA The School for the Art Institute in Chicago) creates original performance and visual works, which fuse multiple disciplines and cultures. She was born in Los Angeles, California and studied experimental theatre and painting at NYU. She has lived and created work in India, England, Germany, Amsterdam, Japan and Bali. She has presented at places such as Performance Space 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, Highways Performance Space, Links Hall, the Berlin Performance Art Festival and the London Performance Art Festival.

Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) is a Multimedia artist and Musician who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited and performed in the UK, Europe and Japan. While living in Japan between 2006-2011, he produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto.When performing solo he plays LP records on stylus free turntables using only paper to carry the sound from the grooves of the record to the speakers. The sounds coaxed from the vinyl surfaces are amplified using microphones and contact microphones attached to to the paper itself. The performances are (generally) quite slow contemplative and intimate, an exploration of pure sound - with minimal use of processing and effects. Sean is also a member of Kyoto Based Michael Jackson sampling Ambient Drone Duo amalls の skcaj. Sean is now based in Stroud and will be continuing with the JunKroom project bringing greater exposure for Japanese performers to audiences in Gloucestershire.