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EFG London Jazz Festival x Zara McFarlane

The Sound of Becontree

First broadcast December 2021

A special collaboration with the London Jazz Festival and Becontree Forever, this vocal showcase features the talent of young people around the borough who have worked under the expert mentoring of Zara McFarlane.

Zara’s selection of the most inspiring young talent from the area come together and perform to a live audience at Kingsley Hall, including interviews with the performers, Milly Price (head of creative engagement for LJF) and Zara McFarlane.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.