The Last Poets

The Last Poets
Sunday 20th August 19:00-23:00

Fusing politically outspoken lyrics with inventive percussion, The Last Poets grew out of the civil rights movement in the late 60’s.

Modern day griots, with withering attacks on everything from racists to government to the bourgeoisie, their spoken word albums preceded politically laced R&B projects such as Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups such as Public Enemy and remain as politically charged today.

Their 1970 album The Last Poets, is considered the first hip-hop album of all time, and in 1971, their album This Is Madness, landed them on President Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence Programming list.

“The Last Poets are the prototype Rappers… the kina nigger you don never wanna meet! They teach what America does to its Black men, what Black men do to themselves, and WHY!” Amiri Baraka.

The Last Poets are the birthplace of rap.” Chuck D

Supported by Poetic Pilgrimage – progressive hip hop and spoken word duo fusing African and Caribbean roots with jazz, afrobeat, soul and beyond, with a message of peace and unity.

Presented by Apples and Snakes, the UK’s leading organisation for spoken word.

Line up

  • The Last Poets
  • Poetic Pilgrimage


Standing: £15 Restaurant: £25

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