Poster for The Barbican event, during Basquiat exhibition.
Flashback to New York’s Downtown scene of the 1980s, as Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Arto Lindsay recapture the bubbling, frenetic energy of the era.
An evening of music drawn from life and times of American artist Basquiat featuring Kid Creole & The Coconuts and Arto Lindsay. Both musicians inhabited the same cultural sphere as Basquiat, namely New York City of the 70s and 80s. This concert will feature the heady concoction of influences running from jazz to disco via numerous subcultures of punk and no wave – sounds that intertwined, unravelled and cross-pollinated during this exceptionally creative period.