For those of you living in the old LDN, The Ruby Kid is hosting a regular spoken word/hip-hop/generally good music night, featuring some really interesting artists in around the hip-hop and spoken word scene. It’s not strictly hippity hoppity, which in my eyes is a good thing because I don’t know about you, but I eat all genres for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. I can’t get enough of music, fill my musical belly up please…If you didn’t enjoy that weird little metaphor then you’ll be glad to know there’ll be people at ‘Out-Spoken’ doing a better job of creating imagery and narrative with their words. So get yourself on down and check it out for yourselves.
This months features:
CHIMENE SULEYMAN – poet and storyteller from north London, whose stories capture the regeneration and decay, the despair and the hopeful possibility or life in the modern city. Chimene hosts “Kid, I Wrote Back”, one of London’s finest poetry showcases/open mics. –www.chimenesuleyman.com
RACHEL ROSE REID – a multi-platform artist whose poems, stories, and songs collide the old with the new and tradition with modernity. She is the Dickens 2012 Bicentenary Writer In Residence, and has been called “queen of the new wave storytellers” by BBC Radio 3. – http://www.rachelrosereid.com/
ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU – Out-Spoken founder and spoken-word poet presents poems from his forthcoming collection ‘A Difficult Place To Be Human’ including new pieces written during his recent two-month visit to South East Asia. Anthony has performed alongside artists including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dick Gregory, Akala, and his work has been interpreted by the world-famous Cirque de Soleil. – www.anthonyanaxagorou.com
JUICE ALEEM – a pioneer of avant-grade UK hip-hop, this Birmingham rapper was the first hip-hop artist to be signed to indie label Big Dada/Ninja Tune (preceding Roots Manuva, Wiley, and others). He has played all over the world, working extensively with Def Jux alumnus Mike Ladd as part of The Infesticons. – http://www.twitter.com/AleemSaRaSun
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