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Doublethink: Interview with Akala

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.

http://www.theorwellprize.co.uk/the-award/works/doublethink-interview-with-akala.aspx

Interview with Akala – Part 1

Interview with Akala – Part 2

Interview with Akala – Part 3

Interview with Akala – Part 4

http://www.akalamusic.com/

http://www.hiphopshakespeare.com/site/

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Two highlight tracks on his album:

Akala – Find No Enemy

Akala – Yours And My Children – (single out 12Oct10)