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The Last Poets @ Jazz Cafe (20 Aug) The Last Poets @ Jazz Cafe (20 Aug)
The Last Poets @ Jazz Cafe (20 Aug)

The Last Poets is a group of rappers fusing politically outspoken lyrics with inventive percussion. They grew out of the civil rights movement of the late 60’s.

 

Their 1970 album The Last Poets, is considered the first hip-hop album of all time, and in 1971, their album This Is Madness, landed them on President Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence Programming list.
The Last Poets will be performing live, mixing modern-day griots, with withering attacks on everything from racists to government to the bourgeoisie, their spoken word albums preceded politically laced R&B. Not to be missed.
“The Last Poets are the birthplace of rap.” Chuck D

 

20 August Jazz Cafe, NW1 7PG £15