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The Revolution Will Be Live

This event features a screening of the film WORD UP - FROM GHETTO TO MECCA. In this film, revolutionary poets and founders of contemporary RAP music, Gil Scott Heron and legendary Last Poet Jalal Nuriddin have come together in an unprecedented exclusive to endorse Malik Al Nasir (a.k.a Mark T. Watson's) poetry book "Ordinary Guy". Malik takes us on a poetic journey from Liverpool, to London, Paris to Washington DC whilst demonstrating how his poetry has been shaped and encouraged by these giants of the spoken word genre under whose very hands he was schooled. It also features a critique of Malik's poetry by UK dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Malik Al Nasir and Last Poet Jalal Nuriddin.

+ Performances by: Malik Al Nasir and other guests TBA
+ Special Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Malik was me mentored by Gil Scott-Heron for 26 years.  In the article below, Malik talks about how Gil Scott-Heron changed his life:
 
Malik & The O.G’s debut album ‘Rhythms of the Diaspora Vol’s 1 & 2 Ft. Gil Scott-Heron & The Last Poets’ is available to download via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rhythms-diaspora-vol.-1-2/id1040300443
 
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:00pm