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George The Poet Turns Down MBE Over Pure Evil Of British Empire | Politics

  The spoken word artist George the Poet has turned down an MBE, feeling that he cannot accept it due to the “pure evil” of the British Empire.   This was revealed to audiences during the final episode of his BBC Sounds series Have You Heard George’s Podcast? while discussing the legacies of colonialism. To accept an MBE is to become[…]

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Alex McArtor – Crazy | New Music

  Alex McArtor is only 17, but she has what we can call ‘an old soul’. She grew up listening to Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, from which she takes inspiration for her songs.   This young woman from Austin, Texas, is also really into films. And it is from there that she takes inspiration for[…]

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Saul Williams Promotes Poetry At The Last Word Festival | Spoken Word

  A really interesting and peculiar point of view about today’s culture is given by American world renowned artist Saul Williams. Artist is the correct term to define such a kaleidoscopic person: he’s poet, rapper, musician, activist and actor, passionate about life and looking back through history to promote a better future.   You might have the chance to meet[…]

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Obongjayar – Adjacent Heart | New Music

  London-living Nigerian musician Obongjayar is clearly going from strength to strength in his music. But with a relatively long absence since his most recent body of work, the incredible Bassey EP, he returns to the fold with a brand new single.   His newest release comes in the form of “Adjacent Heart” and it’s the by-product of bringing the[…]

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Emmanuel Speaks + TE Dness – Who Told You? | New Music

  Who told you spoken word poetry needs to be conventional? Who told you there are ANY rules?   Emmanuel Speaks is a performance poet, from East London – as seen on Channel 4, Huffington Post, GRM Daily, Sofar Sounds and more; recently collaborating with New Look for their Christmas and Spring/Summer advertising campaigns. Claiming to “influence and tell the[…]

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