Melissa Chemam

Melissa Chemam

Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 02 March 2019

Melissa Chemam

Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone

Melissa Chemam
Sat 02 March 2019,

Melissa Chemam gives in-depth analysis of Massive Attack, tracing the group’s story from the inner-city cultural melting pot that Bristol was in the 1970s and 1980s.

She charts their rise out of communities of working- and middle-class kids from British families alongside Jamaican, Irish, Italian and Asian immigrants, discussing their art, politics, reflections on their own identity, and the development of their astounding music, loved all over the world. She details the making of their groundbreaking album Blue Lines, as well as the impact of their followings records, including Mezzanine, and talks about the band’s unique collaborations with Horace Andy, Shara Nelson, Tracey Thorn, Madonna, Elizabeth Fraser, Sinéad O’Connor, Mos Def, Damon Albarn, Young Fathers, Adam Curtis, Banksy and many more.

This Rough Trade event includes a DJ set with Queen Bee and a conversation with Melissa Chemam.

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