Hip Hop At “The School”

On Friday 12th October UK hip hop sensation Dizraeli + DJ Downlow (UK and World DMC Scratch finalist), the men behind the rhymes and cuts of the legendary Small Gods, will bring a full, live hip hop PA to The School Creative Centre, Rye.

As a rapper, s ing e r a nd poet, Dizraeli has won the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam and the Farrago UK Slam Poetry Championships. He’s written several hip hop plays, including the award-winning The Rebel Cell with Canadian Baba Brinkman, and become a legend in the UK hip hop scene with his t e lling, t o u c h i n g , funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness. With Dizraeli and DJ Downlow you can expect verbal elastics and scratchy business of the highest grade.

With support from BarCode (Mad Hatter & Shrapnel), stalwarts of the Brighton hip hop scene, whose work has been featured on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 as well as part of the Rising Styles hip hop festival. Mad Hatter has impressed as one of Don’t Flop’s youngest rap battle winners, and Shrapnel is one of the most creative freestyle MCs – he raps, plays keys and can guarantee to raise energy levels with his quality hip hop.

The evening also showcases performers who attend the regular music workshops at the School run by Audio Active. All performers on the night have an association with Audio Active, having either tutored or trained at sessions run by the organisation from its bases in Brighton and The Lab in Rye. Set up at the School in 2011, The Lab offers a regular programme of FREE courses for young people (13-19) in lyric writing, freestyling and rap, with Jon Clark, music production and technology and live looping with Ollie Finn and a DJ Academy with Matt Prince. Further details about all the courses can be found at www.theschoolcreativecentre- .co.uk Tickets for Dizraeli cost £10 or £8 students and are available from www.theschoolcreativecentre.co.uk or call 01797 229797. FREE parking and licensed bar. The School Creative Centre, New Road, Rye, TN31 7LS.

From the October 2012

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