Recorded in Don Letts’ creative bunker at the bottom of his West London garden, Joining the Dots traces the way artists, athletes, activists, and subcultures have interacted across decades and continents without even realising.
Across the course of this first season, Don sat down to talk with guests as diverse as big-wave surfer Andrew Cotton, skater and artist Ed Templeton, writer and journalist Hattie Collins, and emerging musician Georgia.
In this episode of Joining the Dots, Don Letts meets South London vocalist and artist Cosima Ehni. With a background that bridges London, Germany and the African Diaspora, she channels the work of singers from Sade all the way back to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone but Cosima’s work is impossible to categorise. The 25-year-old swaps stories of what it’s like to be young, gifted and black in a Peckham rapidly changing in the face of gentrification. Growing up in similar neighbourhoods generations apart, Cosima and Don find plenty in common.
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