Chill Pill dun done it now. They’ve only gone and booked one of my favourite saxophonist-rappers of all time. OF ALL TIME. If you like jazz/hip hop/poetry/life and you do not know Soweto Kinch, slap yourself.
Soweto is like that one night that Smooth, Classy, Grown Up Jazz met Thoughtful, Clever Hip Hop, and Hip Hop was off to uni and Jazz was buying drinks so they had a one night stand because that’s how they did things back in the day and BLAM! Kinch. His album The New Emancipation is… why am I telling you about his album? Haven’t you already bought it already? Slap yourself. The New Emancipation is the stuff that makes me scared to keep writing, like I have to compete with that?? Like you should have heard in 2010, when it bloody came out.
Supporting Soweto is Poejazzi fave Sabrina Mafouz, who dark urban tales are a thing. It is just a thing. Not just anything, a thing.
Jive Poetical rounds up the line up, with hosting duties by the embarrassingly awesome Raymond Antrobus.
It’s £7 online. Open mics arrive early to sign on.