Peace and Justice Project and TWT present a special bill in support of the Music for the Many campaign. This eclectic lineup celebrates everything that make independent music venues like DISTRICT so important. With SMOKEWORLD ft. miamusa, Shovel Dance Collective (who are also doing a (opens in a new tab)Collective Listening session earlier in the day) and English Teacher.
Note this event requires an additional (free) ticket (opens in a new tab)here.
SMOKEWORLD is a collaborative project between East London street-poet SMOKED POETS and Birmingham-born producer and MC arliworld. Their artistic practice is rooted in hip-hop, grime and street poetry, through which both artists make sense of the world and their place in it, particularly in the face of gentrification, Islamophobia and anti-Blackness. Stylistically and politically, SMOKEWORLD draw on the works of Gil Scott-Heron, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Audre Lorde, Agha Shahid Ali as well as Madvillian, Blu and Exile, JPEGMAFIA and the glitched-out sounds of the Palestinian hip-hop and noise scene.The pair will be joined at The World Transformed 2023 by Birmingham-based vocalist and producer, miamusa.
Shovel Dance Collective are a group of nine musicians brought together by a communal passion for the folk musics of the British Isles, Ireland and beyond. They nurture and synthesise this material with sensibilities drawn from drone, free improvisation, contemporary classical and metal, weaving this through with a deep sense of the ways in which traditional music holds queer histories, proto-feminist narratives and the voices of those who by their labour create the wealth of the world. They are simultaneously traditional and experimental, seeing folk music not as an archaeological artefact to be unearthed, but as a living communal activity, inviting and generous to those it speaks to.
Leeds indie rockers English Teacher have been hotly-tipped since dropping their Polyawkward EP last year, which blended musical invention with witty lyricism. Now, as they kick off the run-up to their debut record, expected early next year, they’ve released ‘The World’s Biggest Paving Slab’, and signed a major label deal with Island.
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