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Richard II Live Tour : The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company + Akala + Bashy + Lady Leshurr + Josh Osho
This show was rescheduled from 7th June.
This event takes place at Manchester Academy, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company is a music theatre production company founded by MOBO-award winning hip-hop artist Kingslee “Akala” Daley. Based in London, THSC offers young people a different view of the arts and ultimately themselves. Through their education programmes, live music events and music theatre productions they engage young people, particularly those who are considered “hard to reach” and push them toward artistic excellence. By bridging music, theatre and performing arts in non-conventional venues they also strive to alter the perceptions of audiences of all ages, creating the ultimate entertainment experience via literature and the arts across the UK and beyond.
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Taking hip-hop back from the corporate world, MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Kingslee 'Akala' Daley wages war on the mediocre rap industry with his diverse combination of influences including trance, folk, punk and soul.
Over the years Akala has developed a stellar live show with his renowned drummer/award-winning music producer Cassell 'TheBeatmaker' (Plan B, The Streets and Keziah Jones).
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Melesha O'Garro aka Birmingham based MC Lady Leshurr has been dropping tracks and mixtapes since 2009. However, she suddenly went viral in 2015 with her Queen's Speech series of freestyle raps on YouTube, reaching in excess of 11 million hits. Influenced by the likes of Lisa Maffia, Ms Dynamite, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, the Midlander's blend of grime and cheeky lyrics has seen her gain fans and critical praise from The Guardian to Spin magazine.
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Dubbed 'the UK's answer to John Legend', South Londoner Josh Osho is a naturally gifted singer-songwriter with a life-story packed full of the stuff that films are made of. Born to a half Northern Irish, half Nigerian mother and Nigerian father, Josh Osho has had the life experience of a person twice his age. Following an unconventional and often tempestuous childhood, Josh went from being in and out of home at the age of 16 and dealing drugs from notorious half-way house Ebenezer hotel at 17, to signing a deal with Island Records at 18, finding himself recording in a studio with two members Wu Tang Clan at 19, and releasing his debut album 'L.I.F.E.' at 20.
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