In February 2015 Raw Material worked in partnership with the English National Opera and Ovalhouse to put together a combined music, drama, dance and spoken word piece inspired by the ENO’s production of The Indian Queen directed by Peter Sellars. The final piece included stage extracts of music and text from the opera, but interwoven […]

Raw Material’s cultural and performance tour was the highlight so far of my 2015 artistic experience. Having the opportunity to introduce the crew to the sights and sounds of New Orleans, the city I call home, was an honor. Raw Material brought a young vibrant crew of emcees/singers who not only boasted infectious, youthful energy […]

Raw Roads international crew are back from New Orleans, all the better for a great experience. Playing alongside conscious political Black poets deep in the community, fantastic projects for freed prisoners who had been incorrectly imprisoned for up to 30 years, alligators deep in the swamps. Mississippi steamboats, swamp shacks, giant trucks, Mardi Gras jesters, […]