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The R.A.P Party

Inua Ellams – 05Fest

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What might eloquent voices from contemporary poetry and spoken word movements have to say about hip-hop's past, present and future?

Come chill and find out at Inua Ellams’ Rhythm and Poetry Party, a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, night of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.

The format is super simple, 10 poets share a poem, and after each, the DJ will play two songs of the poet’s choosing linked to the poem.

This event is part of Inua Ellam's 05Fest. A week-long festival that puts poetry centre stage and unites separate strands of Ellams' work in different styles. View the full programme of events.



Running time: 2 hours no interval

Age guidance: 14+ (this performance will contain haze)

Please be aware that we'll be capturing photography and video at this event for marketing purposes.


Presented by the Barbican

Image credit: Ivan Gonzalez

Inua Ellams - 05Fest

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Pay no booking fees, enjoy Members' priority booking and Member-only pre-show talks and open rehearsals (T&Cs apply)

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