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An epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft. Storyteller and singer Matthew Crampton’s recent show The Transports won Five Stars from The Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation.
An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing today’s heated issue with history and humanity.
This performance near Blackburn features stories researched locally partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups, as part of the Parallel Lives project. Expect a rich and entertaining evening.
More details http://matthewcrampton.com/
Parallel Lives http://thetransportsproduction.co.uk/parallel-lives
MATTHEW CRAMPTON “A compelling storyteller” 5 stars, The Guardian
JEFF WARNER “The best folk singer in America” Bob Bossin, founder of Canada’s String Band
HUMAN CARGO “An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival” Cerys Matthews
Matthew Crampton video introduction to the book Human Cargo