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THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

In July, Apples and Snakes took to the road with The Last Poets, legendary spoken word artists born out of the civil rights movement of the late 60’s. We take a look back at the Speak Up Newcomers Tour…

‘Before we can have a revolution we must have an evolution of self. If we only knew what we can do…’  – The Last Poets

Apples and Snakes were honoured to collaborate with The Last PoetsUmar Bin Hassahn, Abiodun Oyewole, and Babatunde – on their UK tour, …

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THE LAST POETS: Conversation. Music. Poetry.

THE LAST POETS: Conversation. Music. Poetry.

THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour 2015

‘The Last Poets are the prototype Rappers…They teach what America does to its Black men, what Black men do to themselves, and WHY!’ – Amiri Baraka.

Returning to the UK for the first time since 2013, godfathers of hip hop and spoken word legends THE LAST POETS will be headlining our Speak Up Newcomers Tour later this month. The tour will culminate in a special one-off event – An Audience with The Last Poets – at brand new London venue, Pop Brixton

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HOME COOKING: WORRYING THE [BLOOD]LINE OF BRITISH POETRY BY KAYO CHINGONYI

HOME COOKING: WORRYING THE [BLOOD]LINE OF BRITISH POETRY BY KAYO CHINGONYI


Join Kayo Chingonyi as he explores the duality inherent in being influenced by the oral tradition and the written tradition in literature. Looking in particular at the influence of Hip Hop and Contemporary British Poetry, Kayo uses these as points of ingress to a wider conversation about race, selfhood, and authenticity.

Worrying the ?[?blood?]?line of British Poetry by Kayo Chingonyi by Applesandsnakes on Mixcloud

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Architects of our Republic film commissions: Q & A with Mellow 9 Productions

In April 2013, five emerging spoken word artists were commissioned to write three minute pieces, responding to the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I have a dream’ speech for Architects of our Republic. These were then transformed into films by some very special film-makers.

This is a Q & A from Mellow 9 productions, who produced the awesome Conrad Kira’s commission Gotta Live.

Can you talk us through the process for Gotta Live?

In terms of the concept, that was Conrad Kira’s

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The Found – underground recordings

The Rememberers opened last night at The Old Vic Tunnels – and an integral part of the show are the young writers who comprise The Found. In the story, The Found are secret protectors of The Rememberers, guarding them from the sinister NorCon corporation. Before Kenny Baraka begins the show proper, the audience get to tour the Tunnels and hear from these young poets, who have written pieces based in the dystopian world of the show. Have a listen to some below!

The Rememberers is on all this week …

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Kenny Baraka on The Rememberers at The Old Vic Tunnels

Kenny Baraka, writer and star of hip-hop sci-fi live graphic novel The Rememberers, talks to us about bringing the show to The Old Vic Tunnels this week.

I’m incredibly excited to bring The Rememberers to The Old Vic Tunnels. The venue is exactly the right space for the show: underground and off the grid. As  leader of a formidable rebel group – The Found – I’m telling the story of this little girl whose journey of self-discovery and recently discovered powers change the course of history. Wait ’til …

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