Win tickets to The Tin Violin
From Africa to Cornwall, via Brazil:
The Incredible True Story of Violinist Joseph Emidy
Arts Centre Washington welcomes Bish Bash Bosh Productions UK Tour of the award-winning play, The Tin Violin on Thursday 19 July 2012.
This is the true story of Guinean slave Joseph Emidy, who made his way from Africa to Cornwall in 1800 and became a famous violinist and composer. The play is a thoughtful and moving exploration of creative and cultural identity in a world much larger than ours is today.
Born in Guinea, West Africa in 1775, at the height of European colonialism, Joseph ‘Josh’ Emidy was first captured as a slave by the Portuguese, and then kidnapped by the British Navy, serving as a fiddler on The Indefatigable during the French wars. Landing at Falmouth, Cornwall and being presented with a magical tin violin made by an illiterate miner, Emidy became a musical genius of the early nineteenth century. A magical re-imagining of Joseph’s journey, from the oppression of slavery to encounters with mad sailors, the potty queen of Portugal and a chorus of Cornish fishwives, The Tin Violin is a thoughtful, moving and funny exploration of identity, creativity and belonging.
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