6 - 15 NOVEMBER 2015: Celebrating 20 years of the iconic Asian Dub Foundation
Photographs by Coco (Visionary Underground)
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
Shaanti and The Eastern Electronic Festival are proud present on tour ADF 20! Exhibition. Celebrating 20 years of the iconic Asian Dub Foundation in pictures by Coco (Visionary Underground).
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of London’s most explosive electronic band, the Eastern Electronic Festival and Shaanti presented ‘Twenty Years of Asian Dub Foundation.’
The photographic exhibition features iconic images of award-winning band, Asian Dub Foundation. The collection of highly emotive pictures charts the band’s journey and will be on display at The Red Gallery from 6 –18 November 2015. (Private viewing on Fri 6th Nov and then open to the public from the 7th.) There will also be a preview at the launch party for ADF’s new album “More Signal More Noise” at Electric in Brixton on Oct 9th 2015.
The band has been captured by renowned British photographer and visual artist Coco (Visionary Underground). The collection explores the extraordinary life of one of the most important British electronic groups of all time.
As the official photographer of the Asian Dub Foundation, Coco has developed a unique relationship with the band, and has ultimately been granted unprecedented access to ADF’s most intimate moments. She has managed to capture never before seen footage of ADF on the road, behind the scenes, on stage and at home.
The intimacy of Coco’s’ photographs reveals an enthralling personal insight into the Asian Dub Foundation who have been hailed an “active political group,” “one of the best live bands of the last 30 years” and “the last angry band of Britain.” The collection also features exclusive behind-the-scenes images of their prominent campaigning for the release from prison of Asian warehouse worker Satpal Ram, who was incarcerated in 1987 for the killing of a white man in self-defence.
Coco’s photographs are an eclectic collection of images that capture the very essence and personality of ADF both on and off stage. The collection sees photos of the electrifying antics of guitarist Steve Chandra Savale (Chandrasonic), bass player Dr Das, Pandit G, 15-year-old Bengali rapper Deeder Zaman (Master D) and Decknologist Sanjay “Sun-J” Tailor. Also featuring are newer members such as the super talents that are Nathan Flutebox Lee and lyrical maestro Ghetto Priest.
ADF formed in 1993 and this unique collection will provide a valuable history of the incredible band over two decades.