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Rhymin' since day... curious is a multi-tasking microphone vandal. Hiphop poetry is the dish of the day. Whether served fresh acapella or over baking hot beats, the elements of this feast are best enjoyed raw. Catch a portion of curious online or on stage, spitting like a pig on a spit roast. Check in to keep updated...peaCe

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

curious & Angry Sam in today's Guardian...

It is only a couple of weeks since myself and Angry Sam hosted The Guardian for a school poetry slam. Following slam conventions, the poets performed poems from the Year 9 anthology for the judgement of an audience of 300 teenagers. Blake and Wordsworth battled it out with Kate Tempest and Linton Kwesi Johnson; with Kwesi taking top honours!! There was also a performance from a year 9 student who won the school's London Poetry competition with a poignant and image-laden piece of highly-crafted writing. One for the future, surely!

--> Big thanks to Judy and Richard from The Guradian for supporting this event and producing this article.


Sunday, 12 June 2011

OPEN/WIDE featuring - Chester P - 18/6/2011

Task Force's Chester P is UK hip-hop royalty (but without all the reptile ish)! Rhyming almost endlessly for DjGone here, Chester P is a poet, MC and social commentator with the skill to address the deepest topics with simplest words and phrases. Chester's references range from the pop culture of kids toys and cartoon clips to the philosophies of Foucault and Heidegger and all are painted with the vivid imagery of North London life in all its glories!!

DO NOT MISS Chester P at OPEN/WIDE on Saturday.*

*if you DO miss Chester P at OPEN/WIDE on Saturday you will regret it!!



Recorded at FreeStyles at Favela Chic in April, "I'm Not A Rapper" is curious' slam-winning attack on the British arms trade. Scathing imagery and wry humour combine to produce a poem that packs a punch like a Scud in a school yard!!

More curious affairs ------------>

Tuesday 14th June. FreeStyles hosts Salena Godden and Talia Randall

Saturday 18th June. OPEN/WIDE is London's MOST open mic night.

For more information on these and future WORDAMOUTH / curious events, check out the "wordamouth" page on facebook and hit the 'like' button.


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Is it really 30 years since the Brixton riots?!

Wow!! Thirty years since the Brixton riots. That's mad, but yet, here we go again with another Tory government bringing civil unrest to our streets! Watch, learn, use!! Props to Kwesi for shining a light of truth through the ideological fog! DJ Hiatus kills the track also, but it is Kwesi's voice that rules the most on this!! Play, repeat, download!!


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Getting down Saturday night...

Out of Step at Mascara Bar in North London went off last night. There was a good turn out to see Angry Sam host and perform. His blend of wry wit and insightful critique was well delivered and received. Cat Brogan was the only female in the trio and repped her causes hard. Politics both geopolitical and sexual defined her set and her performance was sassy and assured. It was good to share stage time with such good poets and friends and to rock the spot with just a microphone (and an ipod for the breaks!!)...

...After that it was off to hear DJ MK, A-Cyde and Chris P Cuts rip the set at The Alibi in Dalston for the second of the new season of Gullyvers. This trendy late night spot attracts the local eclectro-punk set; throwback hip-hoppers and all the other weird and wonderful sub-groups that make up this exciting scene. The true music heads get a treat from the 3 DJs spinning music that is as eclectic as the fashions of those who dance to it. However, this is a hip-hop night and cutting, mixing and creativity abound in each set as the genre lists lengthen and the movements continue. Everyone has a good time; the door is free; the drinks are cheap and the dancefloor is sweaty (like a dancefloor should be!).
So that's two reasons why Dalston's trending right now. If you're in London and don't know Dalston, check it out because there's a lot of hot shit going down there right now. To find out what's on in N16, check out www.N16mag.com for info on events as well as restaurants, bars and other local info. peaCe

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Session and the Bear @ FreeStyles

Yo!!!!! It seems like ages since Polar Bear and SessioN NoisseS ripped this ridiculous music/poetry set at April's FreeStyles. The night was sick! A good crowd; good vibes; sick performances and New Jack Swing - Don't forget a thing...

...Next FreeStyles in on June 14th and features Salena Godden and Talia Randall. We are at Favela Chic again, so expect party poetry vibes, strong cocktails and phat beats from DJ Kaya Lox!!