Underworld Konnect Presents
WORD ON THE STREET
A NIGHT OF CHILL HOP & SPOKEN WORD POETRY
WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2016
Two spoken word poets who will blow you away with their profound delivery and deep content. Prepare to be in for a ride!
DJ SHORTY (ITCH FM)
Will be spinning your favourite CHILL HOP joints from Erykah Badu & Roots "You Got Me" to Mos Def "Miss Fat Booty" Odissee's "Own Appeal" A nice mid week vibsing and catch up with your peoples. Good date night too ;)
OPEN MIC Hosted by KINGPIN & SHAY D
Arrive early to sign up and share your poems, lyrics, words, stories and whatever else you feel to express. This is a open platform for all.
At the gorgeous brand new live music venue with cafe upstairs:
Stereo92, 92 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7NY
Nearest stations: Stoke Newington, Dalston Kingsland, Rectory Road
Bus: 149, 243, 67, 76, 393
6-7pm Hip Hop Education Book Club #HipHopEd a casual discussion about hip hop education texts by artists, educators and teachers or anyone interested in engaging in dialogue about social/ hip hop content and issues.
Doors for event:7pm-11pm
£5 EARLY BIRD, £8 STANDARD, £10 OTD
Food is served in the cafe until 10pm so come and have your dinner or snacks with us!
About the artists:
Suli Breaks is a 25 year old British-Ghanaian spoken word artist from Wood Green, North London. In 2009 he graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Sheffield.
His standing as a respected MC within the UK’s urban and mainstream poetry circuit rose spectacularly late last year with his now seminal YouTube video, “Why I Hate School but Love Education”.
The title was unashamedly inspired by Jefferson Bethke’s equally thought-provoking/controversial dissection of Christianity, “Why I hate Religion, but Love Jesus”.
2 million YouTube views, a global fan base and 100 university performances later, Suli Breaks is considered one of the most exciting spoken word artists amongst a new generation. Some literary circles have already and somewhat ironically dubbed the “Why I Hate School…” star, the leader of ‘New School’ poetry aesthetics.
Such high praise is perhaps not unmerited due to the raw skill frequently exhibited by this young man from North London. He has already performed at some of the UK’s most prominent theatres including Camden’s famous Roundhouse venue and Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre. He’s been featured on BBC London News as well as a host of online services (LondonRealTV) and national publications such as The Voice Newspaper.
Drawing on his personal experience of the UK higher educational system, Why I Hate School… like Bethke’s piece, attempted to highlight a contradictory or even arbitrary relationship between two words we have historically understood as positively interlinked and inseparable.
Anthony Anaxagorou is an award winning poet, prose writer, playwright, performer and educator. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a spoken word EP, a book of short stories and has written for theatre.
His poetry has appeared on various BBC programs over the past decade, while also featuring at the British Urban Film Awards and BBC 6 Music. In 2013 his poem Dialectics was interpreted and performed by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
He is currently the poet in residence at several London schools where he teaches poetry and creative writing while working closely with both The Poetry Society and First Story. In 2014 he completed his first successful tour of Australia.
In 2015 his poetry and fiction writing won him the Groucho Maverick Award.
He founded Out-Spoken in 2012 and has since launched Out-Spoken Press, a publishing house specialising in poetry, plays and critical writing. His work has subsequently been studied in universities across the USA, U.K and Australia, as well as being translated into Spanish, German, French and Japanese. He just released his book and has finished a successful tour of Australia.
92 Stoke Newington
London, , N16 7NY