Acclaimed London poet Caleb Femi leads a celebration of the life and work of the 20th century’s definitive African American voice.
Gil-Scott Heron is considered by many to be the first rapper/MC ever, though the term he used to describe himself was ‘bluesologist’, which he defined as ‘a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues’. His extensive repertoire helped to engender and characterise subsequent African American music genres, thanks to classic records like Pieces Of A Man, Winter In America and Bridges.
A poet and director featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture, Caleb Femi uses film, photography and music to push the boundaries of poetry both on the page, in performance and on digital mediums. Between 2016-2018, Caleb was the Young People’s Laureate for London working with young people on a city, national and global level. For this show he invites fellow poets Roger Robinson, Julianknxx and Darius McFarlane to share the stage with him.