Riz Ahmed
“a compelling balance between hip-hop and agitprop...songs that are as enjoyable as they are thought-provoking”
The Long Goodbye


The Long Goodbye
Riz Ahmed
NY Presentation produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Manchester International Festival

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and in consideration of the health of our audiences, staff, and artists, BAM, Manchester International Festival (MIF), the creative team, and Riz Ahmed have together made the decision to cancel upcoming performances of The Long Goodbye.

All ticket holders will receive a refund via the original method of payment; no further action is needed. If you haven’t received your refund yet, please consider donating your ticket to BAM and help the arts continue to thrive during these challenging times. Contact BAM Ticket Services at info@BAM.org.

We look forward to having you back in our spaces and reconvening our extraordinary community of artists and audiences. We especially appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. For updates on BAM’s programming and operations in light of this evolving situation,visit our BAM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page.

“They put their boots on our ground
I put my roots in their ground
I put my truth in this sound
I spit my truth and it’s Brown”
A bracing and emotional live music show, The Long Goodbye is an electrifying journey into our here and now—a close-up look at the breakup of a toxic relationship with the country you call home. Riz Ahmed is a music artist, storyteller, actor and activist. He is the first South Asian actor to win an acting Emmy for his lead role in HBO’s The Night Of and also starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom, Four Lions, and Nightcrawler.
As a musician, he came up in the London music scene as a rap battle champion, going on to write and perform both as a solo artist and with Swet Shop Boys. His provocative solo release, Post 9/11 Blues, was banned before a viral groundswell forced it into radio. The Swet Shop Boys’ album, Cashmere, toured to sold-out crowds from Coachella to NYC’s Webster Hall. In a nod to their cultural impact, protestors against Trump’s “muslim ban” at Los Angeles International Airport protest were heard chanting their lyrics. In 2018, his release of “Mogambo,” a swaggering survival anthem for our fraught times, was followed by a series of incendiary, sold-out live shows in the US and UK.
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Riz Ahmed
The Long Goodbye (Spotify)
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