TUESDAY 13th Oct
October marks Black History Month in the UK and while we believe that cultural, social and political history is highly important, this month we want to place emphasis on how the ‘up and comings’ of our today may be the pioneers and leaders of their respective field in years to come. Let’s celebrate some art shall we?
• • • IN B R E I F • • •
If you haven’t sampled Writer’s Block before think: vibrant spoken word, emotive, intimate live music and saliva-conjuring short films. It’s a space to be unrestricted, to laugh, to get angry or get sexy. It’s your space, so come and own it and open up your live show experience.
• • • Boombastic Feature Acts • • •
_ Inua Ellams
Impassioned. There’s no better way to describe Inua. So wether he’s spitting ticklish tales of childhood misdemeanors or offering rhyming couplets about love lost over Converse all-stars, know that he will deliver…passionately. Spoken Wordist, Writer, Graphic Designer & Nomadic journeyer. Inua has a play on at the moment- 14th Tale. It will grip and caress you. Check it. But first, Check him @ Writer’s Block!
_ Sabrina Mahfouz
Sabrina, part of the Rhymes Won’t Wait collective, is ever such an artist. The kind that freeze frames the banality and eccentricities of everyday life and replays it, in hyperboled multi-coloured glory. She performs monologues & story-telling poems, always mastering characterisations and dense regional accents like no other. Plus, she’s hilarious!
Enrico’s in a class of his own, having performed with the likes of John Legend, Sugababes, Estelle, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Joe, ATL, Denise Williams, Fundemental, Nathan, Terri Walker, Kele Le Roc and Shola Ama, plus won a Competition to perform at the 2008 MOBO Awards. Accolades aside, Enrico’s just a damn good singer, who’s wowed crowds across London and beyond.
Zimbabwean born Chantelle Nandi says she’s inspired by South African musical heroes such as Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba and Hugh Maskela. Now at the age of 20 she has captivated audiences with her individual blend of soft, soothing melodies, emotive lyrics and powerful vocal expression. No-one can deny the power and grace in Chantelle’s voice. Be sure to catch her at Writer’s Block
_ Yomi ‘G.R.E.E.D.S’ Sode
Yomi is a charmer, and more than that this Youth worker, Spoken Word aficionado and all round lovely guy, knows how to work a crowd. Recently releasing his debut album Volume In Silence, Yomi has continued to push the bracket of artisty, seamlessly fusing music to his poignant, introspective rhymes.
_ Naomi Jasmine
Writer’s Block welcomes for the first time, North London dwelling musician, Naomi Jasmine. Naomi has been performing since she was a ‘wee one’ and has over the years honed a smooth, jazz inspired style that demonstrated her eclecticism and musical know-how. Naomi gigs up and down the city with her fab’ band and has successfully released her debut EP, which we’ll be hearing cuts from on October 13th.
► Rachel Rose Reid
Fresh from performing at various venues in New York, award-winning storyteller Rachel has been breaking new ground on the creative arts scene. Having blended a childhood steeped in folk music & myth with the grit that came from her urban upbringing, she has simply been described as ‘A glimpse of Magic’ by The Guardian. Get ready to captivated by her tales of mermaids, moon-gazing, and following your dreams.
P L U S:
_ Short Film Screening: The Portobello Film Festival entrant MY WAR IS YOURS by Yemi Bamiro
_ The mighty DJ STROLLER on the ones and twos::: http://www.myspace.com/djstroller
_ An extensive menu of Hot Food available
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.:: £5 ALL Night!::.
! Arrive early to avoid tears and aching feet !