A night of words, beats and lyrical mastery
The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple is to play host to a night of heartfelt hip-hop on Friday 2 March with a triple bill featuring local act The Breaks Collective and headliners, Dizraeli and the Small Gods.
Drawing as much inspiration from sea shanties and folk ballads as from the grit of the city, the elastic rap vocals of Dizraeli and his assembled group of musicians - playing anything from viola, turntables, flute, and steel-string guitars, creates a musical bridge between folk traditions and hip-hop in an ‘unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of the hip-hop genre.'
Gina Sherman, from poetry promoter Apples and Snakes, said:
"This will be a high impact, high energy evening with stimulation from the head to the feet, with thought-provoking lyrics set to danceable beats. Dizraeli - a firm, festival favourite, is at the top of his game at the moment and with such a special band behind him, it will be a fitting finale to a night of words, beats and lyrical mastery."
The evening will start with a set from The Breaks Collective -a 7 piece hip-hop fusion band. The North Devon band prides itself on its live performance where spontaneity and tight arrangements go hand in hand. Sure to get the evening off to lively start, The Breaks will be followed by the raw talent of Toby Thompson. Currently working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with recent gigs at The Roundhouse, House of Lords and The Swan Theatre, Toby consistently produces stunning poetry.
Tickets are £12.50; concession £10.50; young person/student £8. A £1 per ticket Love Arts payment is included within the ticket price. For further information or to book, call the Box Office on 01271 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk