OneTaste Interdependence Day Concert: ‘It Starts With Us’
12 Sep 2011
SPEECH, The Narcicyst, Ramzy Suleiman, MC Xander, ESKA, Kate Tempest, Ainsley Burrows, Rich Ferguson, Zora Howard, Lotan Sapir and Tal Adler Arieli!
80 Greenwich St
OneTaste, renowned music and spoken word collective from London, UK are hosting their debut show in the USA as part of September 12th’s Interdependence Day in NYC!
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The show starts tonight at 8.30pm (EST) (click above)
Weaving together excerpts from the critically acclaimed independent film ‘What About Me’ by 1 Giant Leap and new film Wakan Tanka, with the finest musicians, poets, rappers and dancers from the UK and the USA, OneTaste has created a multi-dimensional, captivating and thought provoking showcase which explores what a truly interdependent world would actually feel like and what it takes to get there.
From underground UK talents like MC Xander to International rappers like SPEECH from Arrested Development and The Narcicyst, this show unites the artists who share an important common message; we are all interdependent as people, as a planet, we all need to become the change we want to see in the world.
Music – SPEECH, The Narcicyst, Ramzy Suleiman, MC Xander (UK) and ESKA (UK, live web feed from London)
Poetry – Kate Tempest (UK), Ainsley Burrows, Rich Ferguson and Zora Howard (Youth Poet Laureate of NYC)
Dance – Lotan Sapir and Tal Adler Arieli
“I’m involved with the OneTaste show for Interdependence Day cuz it’s about artists coming together & bypassing political divides. It feels empowering and right.” – SPEECH (Arrested Development)
“This show provides one of the greatest opportunities we have as artists to get our message out to a global community, participate in breaking the separation between us all and get on with celebrating the unity that is found within our diversity.” – Dannii Evans, producer of OneTaste
More on the Artists:
World famous rapper from hip-hop group Arrested Development, Speech is well known for speaking out for social justice and world peace.
Link to SPEECH
Canadian rapper, originally from Iraq, The Narcicyst has performed in live shows across Canada, Europe, the United States and the Middle East, often backed by a live band and vocalists. He has also opened for a number of high profile acts like Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli & Kanye West!
Link to The Naricyst
Multi-vocalist and beatbox extraordinaire, MC Xander has been wowing crowds all over Europe for the last 5 years with his all vocal dub-flavoured, politically inspired beats.
Link to MC Xander
Champion of her peers and signed to renowned underground label Sunday Best, Kate Tempest’s poetry is passionate, hard hitting and eloquent. Get ready for her to reach down into the pit of your stomach and demand that you tell her where your soul is.
Link to Kate Tempest
Having sung with Cinematic Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney, Zero 7 and TY, ESKA is one of the UK’s most loved and respected singers. Her effortless voice is incredible, her songs are beautiful and her message is clear.
Link to ESKA
International dancer, actress and corporeal mime artist, Lotan Sapir, within her work, explores identity, belonging and physical borders that keep us from unity as a planet.
Palestinian/American artist and Berklee graduate, Ramzy Suleiman is well known to the New York music scene. His soulful musicality is matched by the poignancy of
his lyrics on issues of freedom and social justice. Ramzy will appear with his solo and with his band, The Brothers Handsome.
Link to Ramzy Suleiman
One of NYC’s most prominent poets. Sharp, witty, funny and thoughtful, Ainsley Burrows‘ poetry has the ability to make you question your priorities without you even noticing.
Link to Ainsley Burrows
The first youth poet laureate of New York City, Zora Howard is a powerful and lyrically brilliant new poet.
Spouting a peculiar blend of spoken-word poetry, Richard Ferguson has developed a performance style that is both intellectually challenging and emotionally direct… Embracing the viewpoint of disenfranchised losers and overly passionate lovers, his virtuosic wordplay also contains a sharp comic perspective.
Link to Rich Ferguson
Tal Adler Arieli
Talented up and coming dancer, fresh out of Juliard School.
For our USA Audience:
Come on down to the 3-Legged Dog, 80 Greenwich St, NYC, 10006 to enjoy this amazing event LIVE in person!
For our UK / International Audience:
You can watch it all LIVE online!
We will be broadcasting between 01:00 – 03:00 (GMT) (02:00 – 04:00 BST) on TUESDAY 13th… due to the time difference it is Tuesday not Monday!