Hen­nessy cognac intro­duces Hen­nessy Lates, a series of free, intim­ate gigs at Somer­set House, which sees the brand trace its music­al roots from Jazz to Grime. Tak­ing place on Thursday 15th and Fri­day 16th August 2019, Hen­nessy Lates will fea­ture DJ sets and live per­form­ances from some of the most pion­eer­ing artists today, includ­ing Jam­mer, Kokoroko, CKTRL and Heart­less Crew. Hen­nessy Lates is a spe­cial one-off series as part of Somer­set House’s sum­mer exhib­i­tion Get Up, Stand Up Now, cel­eb­rat­ing gen­er­a­tions of black cre­at­ive pion­eers.


Night one on Thursday 15th August is cur­ated and hos­ted by Grime pion­eer and Boy Bet­ter Know mem­ber, Jam­mer, tak­ing rev­el­lers on a jour­ney of icon­ic black Brit­ish bass music. Per­form­ances include Jungle legend Gen­er­al Levy, Gar­age sound­sys­tem Heart­less Crew and Grime MC and Lord of the Mics founder, Jam­mer him­self.

Fri­day 16th August turns to the next gen­er­a­tion, as the 8‑piece Jazz and Afrobeat band, Kokoroko per­form live, along­side sounds from multi-instru­ment­al­ist CKTRL, plus DJs AMZ and Tej Ade­leye.


Work­ing in part­ner­ship with NTS, Hen­nessy Lates will bring to life the Hen­nessy: For the Cul­ture install­a­tion, cur­rently open at Somer­set House, which delves deep into the story of black Brit­ish music and explores how a 250-year old cognac brand has become syn­onym­ous with Hip-hop and Grime. Cel­eb­rat­ing the eth­os of DIY cre­ativ­ity through pho­to­graphy and artist inter­views, Hen­nessy: For the Cul­ture is also a part of Somer­set House’s Get Up, Stand Up Now exhib­i­tion and is open until Sunday 15th Septem­ber 2019.

Register for your free tickets here. 

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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.