Following on from the fantastic global response to the ‘Courage’ live streams, which have thus far featured Ye Vagabonds, Sorcha Richarson, Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaig and Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi we Other Voices continue this Tuesday with beloved Dublin hip-hop duo Mango X Mathman. Mango X Mathman released their debut album ‘Casual Work’ at the end of 2019 to critical acclaim, the album featured collaborations with artists such as Lisa Hannigan and Loah.
‘Courage’, is a new project that delivers uplifting, inspiring performances from brilliant artists to the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Courage will beam these performances directly into homes across the nation, from a number of iconic cultural locations. The goal is to provide essential cultural output during this period. Music collapses distance in this time of isolation, it gives us courage, consolation and brings us together. Performances will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights and will be made available worldwide, free of charge, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Intel and RTÉ. Courage will also be shown on RTÉ2 from the 7th of May every Thursday at 23:30.
The live stream starts on Tuesday the 5th of May at 8PM sharp with hip-hop duo Mango x Mathman.
Speaking of the project Minister Madigan said: “We know culture plays a hugely positive role in our collective wellbeing. The performances that will take place during the Courage programme are sure to raise plenty of spirits and can be enjoyed as people stay at home. It is in addition to the support that the Government is already providing to artists and those working in the arts and cultural sectors.”
Tune in on Tuesday at 8PM via Other Voices’ YouTube + Facebook Live and RTÉ.ie to watch the show. Music for the head and the heart.
A new Other Voices Courage TV series will start at 23:30 from May 7th.