Event: THE LAST POETS LIVE AT THE JAZZ CAFE (@TheJazzCafe)

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The Last Poets LIVE

Sat­urday 20th August 2017

Jazz Café

The Last Poets is a group of poets and musi­cians who arose from the late 1960s Afric­an Amer­ic­an civil rights movement’s black nation­al­ist thread. Their name is taken from a poem by the South Afric­an revolu­tion­ary poet Keora­pet­se Kgos­itsile, who believed he was in the last era of poetry before guns would take over. The Last Poets have been cited as one of the earli­est influ­ences on what would become hip-hop music; crit­ic Jason Ankeny wro­te, “With their polit­ic­ally charged raps, taut rhythms, and ded­ic­a­tion to rais­ing Afric­an-Amer­ic­an con­scious­ness, the Last Poets almost single-handedly laid the ground­work for the emer­gence of hip-hop.”

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Check out our inter­view with The Last Poets below:

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.