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Akala - The 'Visions' Live Tour on Thursday 9th November 2017
WHQ & Nat Turner Live Events Present : Akala - Visions Tour
You'll all remember Akala totally smashing The Newcastle Unity Festival back in 2015. He's one of the most important & socially conscious artists of his generation & we're really pleased to be bringing him back this November for a special live show at The Riverside venue, on the Quayside.
Part of Freedom City 2017 – a city-wide programme marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University. www.freedomcity2017.com
Tickets are on sale now & this event is open to everyone 14+ as we want Akala to reach as many people, of all ages, as possible.
On 28th July 2017 Akala released his highly anticipated 'VISIONS', a Comic Book EP. This project is a first for Akala & a first for Hip-Hop tackling the book's message & themes in musical form, pushing the boundaries of Art & Music.
Speaking of the book, when previewed at MCM Comic Con in London last October, he said 'Visions is a semi-autobiographical magical realist story which forms part of a new comic book series, written entirely in verse. This all-encompassing multi media historical tale explores higher states of consciousness, charting the evolution of the art of rapping from West Africa's Griot traditions, through Jazz, Blues & Reggae up to the modern day'
With deeply stirring soundscape & hard-hitting beats produced by James Legget, (aka Nearly Native) & Akala with additional production from his long term collaborator Lavar Bullard, the 'Visions' EP sets Akala's visceral trademark flow to moody strings & timeless rhythms, breaking new ground for his unique approach to Hip-Hop: theatrical long-form storytelling - a signpost to were Akala is taking the Hip-Hop genre...
'Visions' is available now on all digital platforms. It's release will be followed by a string of Summer festivals & a UK tour where fans & newcomers alike will be treated to the full live performance / visual presentation of the 'Visions' Comic Book EP as well as songs from his decade-spanning back catalogue.
Music Genres: Grime, Hip Hop, Rap
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