Hosted every Wednesday in March at Matchstick Piehouse, these sessions will explore the incredibly vibrant emerging music scene in Lewisham, showcasing a new artist every week, exploring sounds with roots stemming from jazz to afrobeat and fusing grime, hip hop, soundsystem music and future soul.

About Steam Down

Hailing from South East London and founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé, Steam Down is is an artist collective, weekly event and music community based in Deptford which has quickly become a household name in London’s music scene. Formed in 2017, it has since become the bedrock for a community of all ages, one in which culture was at the foreground, genre was demystified, and pretentiousness was left at the door.

After years of building a truly engaged community – and taking London’s melting-pot to the world’s stage – EMPOWER marks a thrilling new musical chapter for Steam Down. Uplifting, urgent and emotive, the track affirms the power of the listener, the strength of collective hopefulness, and the textures of London’s inner-city subculture. Featuring the fast-paced verses of Tinyman and Afronaut Zu (alongside Theon Cross, who has played with Kano and Sons of Kemet), expect a sound that bridges grime with jazz, and turns it all into something unmistakably Steam Down.

Produced in Association with FORM for We Are Lewisham.

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.


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