Hull Jazz Festival
Ikarai presents the dance of the century
Muhammad: The Rumble in the Jungle in concert
The stage is transformed into a boxing ring: the ensemble Ikarai takes the audience into the tale of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. A daring fight between classical, jazz and audio-visual samples of Ali’s famous Rumble in the Jungle and his charismatic speeches. In Muhammad, Ikarai takes on a whole new approach to the sport of boxing. The epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre (now Congo), The Rumble in the Jungle, is a perfect fit to be given a musical score: rhythmic, gracious, honest but with heavy blows.
Ikarai, consisting of violin, viola, cello, bass, piano and drums, uniquely blends the worlds of classical composition and improvisation into the soundtrack of a tale. Finding an honest blend between these elements characterizes Ikarai’s vision of the future of modern music.
Supported by Dutch Performing Arts and Jazz Promotion Network Going Dutch Programme
Tickets: £12.50 (students and under 26s £6) from www.hulltruck.co.uk.