with Travis Alabanza + Lasana Shabazz
This Brighton Festival Exclusive will be live streamed from 9pm on Sat 27 May, from The SpireCo-produced in partnership with The Marlborough Theatre
‘Mykki Blanco is the most compelling rapper of his generation’ i-D
Hold tight for an extravaganza of music and performance from pioneering queer artists of colour from both sides of the Atlantic.
We’ve teamed up with The Marlborough Theatre to offer a chance to party, show solidarity, and vent some artistically expressed rage against the status quo.
US rapper Mykki Blanco will blow your preconceptions away with his fast, ferocious style – as much influenced by punk and riot grrrl as hip hop. The performance artist-turned-rapper has toured with Bjork, Tricky and Basement Jaxx, and counts Florence Welch and Grimes amongst his many fans. This past autumn saw the release of the long-awaited debut Mykki album, the most personal collection of work yet from the gender-bending queer pioneer.
Mykki is joined by two fierce performance artists: Travis Alabanza (currently artist in residence at the Tate), and Lasana Shabazz, a regular performer with Duckie, the V&A and Southbank Centre, who both recently featured in Scottee’s acclaimed Roundhouse show, Putting Words in Your Mouth.
The Spire Programme supported by GM Building.