The R.A.P Party.
What might eloquent voices from contemporary poetry and spoken word movements have to say about hip-hop's past, present and future? Come chill and find out at Inua Ellams' Rhythm And Poetry Party... a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, straight-up evening of hip-hop-inspired poems and favorite hip-hop songs.
“The most formalist poetry I have been exposed to is rap lyrics... they are hyper-metrical, the rhyme schemes are intricate and the levels of allusion, and allusive play, in the average rap song is staggering. When you put that against the work of more canonical poets I think there is a lot of kinship between people driven by an affinity with, and flair for, language.” - Kayo Chingonyi
As always, the line up is brilliant. Featuring Laurie Bolger, Anthony Anaxagorou, Danielle Dash, Tyrone Lewis, Ella Frears, Al The Native, Michelle Tiwo, Ross Sutherland, Theresa Lola and Inua Ellams
Venue: Dixie Queen
Time: 7:30 - 11pm
Address: Butler’s Wharf, Shad Thames London, SE1 2YE
Tickets: £15/£12 Concessions / buy Here