Poetic Pilgrimage: The Hip Hop Hijabis
The Malcolm X Community Centre, Bristol
Friday, 25 Nov 2016
21:00 – 23:00
A night of music & conversation with Poetic Pilgrimage, hosted by the Bristol Cable, the city's media co-op.
“Poetic Pilgrimage is a female Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo who express the world as they see it through the art of rhyme. Born in Bristol to Jamaican parents, they are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around. They bring a refreshing perspective to issues of identity, global politics and women’s issues inspired by their faith and legacy of their ancestors.
They have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for over 10 years creating music that fuses their love of Hip Hop with their Caribbean roots intertwined with their love of Jazz, World Music, Electro Soul and more, providing a colourful landscape to their words. They are also profound Spoken Word artists so at times they require no backdrop at all to share their powerful messages of peace, unity and freedom. The world has much to learn from the lyrics of these two women.
Poetic Pilgrimage have performed across the UK, US and Europe as well as South Africa and Morocco. They have shared stages with Talib Kweli, K-naan, Brother Ali, Bahamadia, Mutabaruka, Mr Lif and more.
Poetic Pilgrimage are also workshop facilitators and value the ability to teach Poetry and Hip Hop to a younger generation with the aim of being able to enable them change their realities.”
Find out more about the Bristol Cable at thebristolcable.org
This is an alcohol free event.
Doors at 9:00; event start at 9:15pm.
The event is free for refugees, asylum seekers and those in financial hardship. If you are entitled to a free entrance, please book a Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Financial Hardship ticket to secure your place, or if you haven't got your ticket in advance please mention it at the door to the Bristol Cable Team.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Malcolm X Community Centre , 141 City Road , Bristol