Latest update from Brighton Festival:
As we round off the year we’re taking a look back at some Brighton Festival 2017 moments and shows starting with… Mykki Blanco: with Travis Alabanza + Lasana Shabazz
A Brighton Festival Exclusive – Co-produced in partnership with Marlborough Pub & Theatre
‘Mykki Blanco is the most compelling rapper of his generation’ i-D
Hold tight for an extravaganza of music and performance from pioneering queer artists of colour from both sides of the Atlantic.
We’ve teamed up with The Marlborough Theatre to offer a chance to party, show solidarity, and vent some artistically expressed rage against the status quo.
US rapper Mykki Blanco will blow your preconceptions away with his fast, ferocious style – as much influenced by punk and riot grrrl as hip hop. The performance artist-turned-rapper has toured with Bjork, Tricky and Basement Jaxx, and counts Florence Welch and Grimes amongst his many fans. This past autumn saw the release of the long-awaited debut Mykki album, the most personal collection of work yet from the gender-bending queer pioneer.
Mykki is joined by two fierce performance artists: Travis Alabanza (currently artist in residence at the Tate), and Lasana Shabazz, a regular performer with Duckie, the V&A and Southbank Centre, who both recently featured in Scottee’s acclaimed Roundhouse show, Putting Words in Your Mouth.
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