Poetry & Lyrics 2017: Still I Rise: Hip Hop, Feminism & Poetry
10th June 2017 19:00
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
How are poetry and rap changing the debate about feminism?
Join us as we bring together some of London’s most exciting young lyricists for an evening of performance and discussion. Through spoken word, rap, discussion and Q&A, we will explore feminism through the lens of this ever changing city.
The panel of talented Londoners includes hip hop and spoken word artists Shay D and Floetic Lara, and poet Rasheeda Page-Muir. Feminist, active and alert to the issues affecting the marginalised and disadvantaged in our society today, these artists use the overlapping forms of poetry and rap to navigate discussions on social progression. Be part of the conversation as we shine the spotlight on identity, feminism, London and artistic expression.
Shay D is a rapper, spoken word artist, radio presenter and youth worker from North London. As a woman with philanthropist motives, who mentors young people across the UK, she uses rap to express social commentaries. Her music boldly presents her feminism and identity in relation to the city. Raised on Garage, Grime and Hip Hop, Shay D won the people’s vote for Best Female Rapper at the UK Unsigned Hip Hop Awards. Through her radio show Itch FM and live music night, Lyrically Challenged, she offers a platform for other artists like herself. Shay D has featured in a Channel 4 documentary about female rappers and BBC 1Xtra’s Radio Live Lounge.
Rasheeda Page-Muir is a poet, visionary feminist and orator from South East London. She is committed to promoting the talent of young people in her community and created RevolYOUtion London, a debate platform for young people to engage in social and political discourse and to enable them to have the language to participate in conversations that affect their lives. Passionate about destroying social injustice, Rasheeda stunned audiences with her recent presentation at TedXEastEnd.
Floetic Lara is a Brixton born and bred artist with a multicultural heritage which inspires her poetry and music. With her powerful and passionate delivery, Floetic Lara takes her audience into a world filled with emotion, delving into lyrical conversations about some of the crucial matters of her community. Floetic Lara has performed her poetry and song around the world and at legendary London venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Cafe London, St James’ Palace and the O2 Brixton Academy. She has worked with artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Omar, Ed Sheeran and Don E.
Poet in the City Producers is a group of talented 16-25 year olds producing events for high-profile venues as part of our programme.
This event is brought to you by Poet in the City Producers Rakaya Fetuga, Rhea Seedher, Felix Fallon, Faris Al Ali, Chibeza Mumbi and Rachel Lewis.