Amajuba special offer
The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, London
Phone 020 7839 8811
Just mention Socialist Worker when booking tickets for any performance of Amajuba in April and get tickets for £20 instead of the usual price of £34.50
Amajuba — meaning Like Doves We Rise — tells the stories of five black people growing up in apartheid South Africa. There will be a full review in next week’s Socialist Worker.
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Released 15 April
Set in the United Nations (UN) building in New York, this film is a thriller that looks at the politics of diplomacy.
Some characters believe in the UN as a force for good. But there is a scene where a US diplomat promises not to prosecute the president of an African country who is accused of war crimes.
Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman give convincing performances. It’s a perfectly enjoyable way to spend an evening. It also has plenty of twists.
It Came from Memphis
Phone 020 7638 8891 or go to www.barbican.org.uk/memphis
No music fan should miss this April season featuring musicians from the seminal Memphis recording studios.
The gig on Saturday 9 April is from Muscle Shoals, whose rhythm section will back Bonnie Bramlett, Mavis Staples and others. Friday 22 April has the legendary Hi Records rhythm section (which backed Al Green) and features Ann Peebles.
Sunday 10 April has delta blues and Monday 18 April features Sun Studio (which was home to Elvis). Finally, Monday 25 April has a cracking Stax line up with the MGs, Eddie Floyd and more. Book now!