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RECENT EVENTS - Inspired Word: Tongue Fu with Soweto Kinch, Chris Redmond and Jan Blake

Tuesday 19 February 2013 - 8:00 PM

Soweto Kinch | Inspired Word | Royal Albert Hall

Tongue Fu, one of London’s liveliest spoken word nights, comes to the Elgar Room. A riotous experiment in live literature, music, film and improvisation, it is surprising, sometimes hilarious, often poignant and always unrehearsed. The evening features MOBO award winning and Mercury Music Prize nominated alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch; performance poet and musician Chris Redmond; one of Europe's leading storytellers, Jan Blake; and the Tongue Fu band.

Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic - including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act. In 2007, he won his second MOBO Award where he was announced as the winner in the Best Jazz Act category - fending off stiff competition from the likes of Wynton Marsalis. His skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition in the urban music world: having supported the likes of KRS ONE, Dwele and TY, and being championed by the likes of Mos Def, Rodney P and BBC 1-Xtra's Twin B.