An exclusive to nada:brahma, bringing you a hot gig alert – The Akala Doublethink Tour
Akala, a MOBO Award-winning British hip hop artist, dubbed as the KRS One of the UK. In November he takes hiphop back from the corporate world and wages war on the mediocre rap industry with his diverse combination of influences including trance, folk, punk and soul.
The tour marks the release of his latest LP – DOUBLE THINK which is inspired by Orwell’s “1984”, Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Zamyatin’s “We”.
If you want a thought provoking, intellectually stimulating night of lyrical poetry then this is definitely the gig for you!
nada:brahma is proud to be working with the Akala team so if you too have been inspired and charged up – you can join the AKALA Street Team by dropping my friend Raghav Bhatt an email asking for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Akala‘s new single ‘Yours & My Children’ video is out - and will be available to buy as of 18th October 2010. Its a fabulous track, so next you’re listening to the radio call up the radio stations with requests for this song!! :)
All the dates and venues are on the flyer below including sites you can visit to find out more information:
An interview with the MOBO Award-winning hip-hop artist, Akala, whose latest album, Doublethink, is inspired by Orwell’s 1984, Zamyatin’s We and Huxley’s Brave New World. Akala talks to Orwell Prize administrator, Gavin Freeguard, about Orwell, Doublethink, language, Shakespeare, and the politics of hip-hop.
Interview recorded at the Southbank Centre on 5th August 2010.
Interview with Akala – Part 1
Interview with Akala – Part 2
Interview with Akala – Part 3
Interview with Akala – Part 4
Two highlight tracks on his album: