JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER / 19.30
The Jersey Song Project, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Jersey Festival of Words and Jèrriais expert and musician Kit Ashton, aims to use the power of song to keep the threatened Norman-French dialect of Jèrriais alive. Over the next two months local musicians and Jèrriais speakers will be encouraged to get together to create new songs that will be performed at this, the opening event of the Jersey Festival of Words 2018. The brief is simple: songs can be on any theme and in any genre or language but must include at least one word of Jèrriais. Given the high quality of musicianship on Jersey the results are bound to be spectacular, so get ready for a unique evening of entertainment, music and song.
Further information on Jèrriais can be found at http://www.jerriais.org.je/
Kit Ashton is a musician, film-maker and producer currently based in Jersey and London. He is the lead singer and founder of Jèrriais pop folk band/ applied ethnomusicology project Badlabecques. Musicians and Jèrriais speakers interested in joining the Jersey Song Project are invited to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.