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Hannah Catherine Jones

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A still from Hannah Catherine Jones' Owed to Diaspora(s)
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Music is in Hannah Catherine Jones' bones, and she uses it to explore the many diverging stories of the African diaspora

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London-based Hannah Catherine Jones – aka Foxy Moron – founded the Peckham Chamber Orchestra, where she’s also a conductor and composer as well as being a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, radio presenter and academic.

Her fascinating audio-visual work uses a thrilling combination of archival gold and fun pop culture references to trace the many and varied stories of the African diaspora.

“I’m attempting to use my position, privilege and powers to tell a story, one of many stories, that I see, hear and feel,” she says. “As we continue the perpetual work to uncover the African diasporic their stories, we are absorbing, accumulating, accessing an ever-deepening, ever-nearing, never quite reaching…"

Her latest work Owed to Diaspora(s) will bring this brilliant ambition to Sydney’s National Art School in a bracing way, with Jones’ musical inclinations thrumming in its very bones.

By: Stephen A Russell

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