Legendary troubadour Reg Meuross has announced three live shows as a duo with rising star of the folk world, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne. The duo will play songs from the Stolen From God album, which uncovers stories from the slave trade.
The live dates are:
9th October Bristol Folk House
12th October Slaughtered Lamb London
14th October Manchester Folk Festival
For the last four years, uncovering these stories has been the mission of Somerset-based songwriter, Reg Meuross, for his new project entitled Stolen From God. After being joined in the studio by Senegalese kora master Jali Fily Cissokho, concertina player Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and vocalist Jaz Gayle, the project gained support from Halsway Manor’s bursary fund. Thanks to this Stolen From God has developed into a more ambitious endeavour with an IndieGoGo campaign and now a short UK tour during Black History Month.
With evidence of the slave trade across the South-West of England, and a real need for the stories to be told, Stolen From God features a set of incredible songs, with narration and visuals to tell the challenging and often harrowing tales of the past.
Reg explained: “Evidence of involvement in Transatlantic slavery is everywhere. All of this hideous criminality, actively masquerading as greatness and Empire, slowly reveals how many of the glorious achievements of Britain’s colonial past are tainted by the fact that the map of empire is the blueprint for the history of slavery and racism.”
Cohen added “Stolen From God brings attention to a seriously neglected era of British history with songs that are genuinely thought-provoking. These new stories need to be heard”.
Tickets for the Stolen From God shows are available via regmeuross.com/events