Marking the closure of the museum’s Frida Kahlo Making Her Self Up exhibition, it will present the world premiere of Corrido – A Ballad For The Brave, an immersive audio-visual concert exploring the life, times and experiences of Frida Kahlo and her contemporaries.
Taking place on the 2nd November, this immersive concert is part of a series of special events scheduled to mark the closing of the V&A’s acclaimed exhibition Making Her Self Up and will include the UK premiere of a lost Corrido with lyrics by Frida Kahlo herself: ‘Corrido de Carlos Chávez y Diego’, by permission of Marcela Rodrìguez, from her opera ‘Las Cartas de Frida’.
This concert is conceived and produced by Emily Blacksell and Lizzie Ball, the performance will include appearances by internationally renowned violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball, Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, Chilean guitarist Jorge Bravo, and special guest, Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski.
The programme is set to include new versions of Mexican folkloric music and classical and jazz works from the 1600’s to the present day through key moments and encounters in 20th century history. The music will be enhanced by original art and visually arresting animation by French artist Coline Brun-Naujalis and video design by Roderick Maclachlan which is further enhanced by atmospheric soundscapes from theatre sound legend, John Leonard, and narration by actress Eve Best.
Corrido: A Ballad for the Brave will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the 2nd November. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/AX071VyP/corrido-a-ballad-for-the-brave