What happens when you put a bunch of artists on stage together who have never met, and ask them to perform live?
Poets, writers and storytellers take to the stage to perform live, amplified by the improvisation genius of the Tongue Fu band and masterful live visuals.
Experience mind-blowing collaboration-in-motion, only at Tongue Fu.
This show is part of our Raised @ Rich Mix season – with Tongue Fu and their associated artists celebrating ten years of shows with us.
Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician, described as ‘the leader of the black avant garde in Britain’ who has released seven critically acclaimed albums blending Afro-Caribbean music, free jazz and funk. His recent novel, Kitch, a biography of calypso icon Lord Kitchener was shortlisted for three prizes including the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award. In 2019 he was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.
Performer, writer and theatre maker who in the last two years has been noted by numerous publications, such as ARTSY, ID AND MOBO _AWARDS, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices, and also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure. Their show, Burgerz won the 2019 Total Theatre Award. “Humane and heart-rending…Alabanza is sassy and witty, feeding off the audience like a seasoned cabaret star” The Guardian
Stand up poet and presenter, published by Burning Eye. Laurie currently hosts BANG Said the Gun – London’s leading stand-up poetry night and multi award winning poetry podcast Round @ Laurie’s. Her poetry has appeared on the BBC World Service, The Verb and Radio 1 and she’s performed everywhere from Glastonbury to Edinburgh International Book Fest to Lovebox.
This event is BSL interpreted.
Hosted by writer and musician Chris Redmond (BBC R1, 2, 4, Sky Arts)