Thanks to Freelancers and UWC members Dylan Romeo and Wizdom Collins Urban Word Collective can now present some stunning taster footage of what we've been up to. We're hoping to complete a documentary longer term... So 1st up is Lyrically Justified - Speaks Volumes from Hamilton House back in November, featuring some powerful performers, from Miles Chambers to Chloe Rose Laing, Lawrence Hoo to Nadinne Dyen, Edson Burton to Jasmine Ketibuah, and others, with special thanks to Co-resist, Ujima Radio, DMAC - UK and ACE. Please leave a comment, or support our cause by buying books. We are known to host free community showcases and want to pay Poets expenses, and occasionally professional fees. See & hear more tasters from Waterstones featuring Karabo Moruakgomo aka KB, Dareece James, Tom Burgess and others. Witness Lyrically Justified Fitness building a presence on YouTube. If you like pls subscribe. Info is power but true info is People Power, Black and White Power, Superpower... "We are Lyrically Justified"
Blessing the stage was Joel Douglas with poetry and song, Anndeloris Chacon, Karabo Moruakgomo aka KayB (Poetry & Song), Deasy Bamford, Nia Bimkubwa (Poetry & Song), Rob Mitchell (mostly contributors to Lyrically Justified books)... Thanks to DMAC UK and Diverse Artists Network for the opportunity: It was buzzing - the energy, the passion, the diversity, the unity, as photos show.
At Vitality Bristol we presented another superb line up to add to the eclectic community festival vibes, with live music, drum circle and Carnival workshops. Lyrically Justified featured //Kabbo Ferdinand drumming and chanting a soothing intro, Sinairie and Kalila (local under 16s), Nia Bimkubwa, Guire, Nell, Rob Mitchell & Anndeloris. and the more established community poet Lawrence Hoo. Oh and we met the immovable Akala, Poetic, Rapper and Artivist cousin of ours.
Thanks to the Vitality Crew, all Poets involved, Volunteers - Eshiva (love.light) Wright & Laura Mckeown, not forgetting the warm crowd. Hosts were Shaun Clarke & //Kabbo Ferdinand. Photos by Mike Steel (Vitality) and Harry Pugsley (Cool Corner).