Chamber Music: About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Author Will Ashon In-conversation with Ekow Eshun + Book signing

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

Rough Trade East

Doors 6:00pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Signing after show
Free entry

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Author Will Ashon will be in-store and in-conversation with Ekow Eshun at Rough Trade East discussing and signing copies of 'Chamber Music: About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)', published 1st November on Granta.

Pre-order a copy of the 'Chamber Music: About the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)' Book HERE, or purchase on the night and get your copy signed by the author.

7.00pm | In-conversation starts
7.45pm | Audience Questions
8.00pm | Book Signing
9.00pm | Store Closes

Chamber music jacket

Twenty-five years ago an album was released that changed the world. The complexity, range, humour, musicality, power and reach of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) electrified music fans everywhere.

Will Ashon tells, in 36 chambers (or chapters), how this extraordinary album came to be. From the history of jazz to social housing, from fashion to politics, from crack to the FBI, from Hong Kong martial arts movies to racism, race and a confused USA, Chamber Music is the explosive and revelatory story of our world in 1993 and today.

Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualise, reveal and honour the singularly composite work of art.

“Bring da ruckas.”

‘Will Ashon has heard in Enter The Wu-Tang: (36 Chambers) the height of hip-hop’s genius,
and after reading Chamber Music, it may be difficult to disagree with him. Like the work of
art it takes as its subject, Ashon’s book is stylistically loaded, reckless, funny, naked, thorough, thoughtful, mysterious, devastating, unrelenting, and compassionate.One of the most rewarding pieces of hip-hop criticism ever written’

Jeff Chang, author of We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation

Will Ashon is the author of Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London’s Great Forest (Granta, 2017) and two novels. He previously ran BIG DADA records where his artists included Roots Manuva, MF DOOM, Kate Tempest and Diplo.