Borderless Beats @ Nour Festival
19 Oct 2013
47 SOUL, MC XANDER and NATTY
THE FLYOVER, 3 – 5 THORPE CLOSE, PORTOBELLO, LONDON, W10 5XL
Brand New Borderless Beats show for one night only.
OneTaste joins up with Nour Festival, show to make bigger peniscasing 47 SOUL, The Palestinian foursome that return to relight our fire as they drop us back into high-energy party vibes from their summer tour. Along with OneTaste favourite MC XANDER, rapper and beatbox extraordinaire who takes the art of multi-vocalism to new heights. This one off line-up promises to be an impossible night to ever forget. Come join the party!
Internationally acclaimed roots reggae star NATTY will also be joining us at Borderless Beats
Nour Festival is an annual London based festival that celebrates the very best in contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture. The festival’s highly acclaimed programme of art, film, literature, music and performance has established Nour as a crucial meeting point for East and West. For more information click HERE
Meet the Artists:
Back by popular demand!! 47 Soul blend the freshest beats of Arab hip-hop, reggae and soul. Their mission is to unite artists beyond borders and embody a universal message of freedom through dance and lots of fun. Immerse yourself and learn traditional Palestinian Debka dancing to remixed Palestinian folk songs, with mijwez funk solos and the poetic rhymes of Palestine’s sharpest hip-hop emcees.
Those who witnessed their summer UK tour know this is a night not to be missed.
Link to 47 Soul
London’s MC Xander is a pioneer of human beatbox, making uplifting dub-infused post-hip-hop music using only his voice and a loop pedal (… and recently the odd bit of synth noodeling). But this is not just about beatbox. With lyrics that explore themes such as spirituality, society and existentialism in the 21st century, like something of a beatbox street-preacher, Xander takes us from big vibes to poetic reflections on life. He will be taking some rare time out of the studio and road-testing some new tracks from his forthcoming Songs of Agnosia.
Link to Mc Xander
Natty’s musical style of reggae, indie rock, Afro-beat and soul, mixed with a healthy dose of London street style was influenced by his mixed race ancestry. He was born in San Francisco, with an English/Italian father and a South African mother.
After starting his own recording label, Vibes and Pressure, success followed – he performed his first live Natty gig in August 2006, and was signed by Atlantic the following May.
His early TV appearances include performing on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Electric Proms, his debut single, July, was featured as BBC Radio 1’s Record of the Week and Natty has collaborated with artists such as Roots Manuva, Tony Allen, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Nitin Sawhney.
His debut album Man Like I is a diverse combination of acoustic guitar-driven grooves and Natty’s poetic lyrics, which captures the essence of the live of modern-day Britain. Natty’s concerns with racism have led to positive involvement with the high-profile anti-racist organisation Love Music Hate Racism.
Link to Natty
Freedom: The ability to make limitless choices
Teacher: One who brings forth abilities and skills from within, through education and guidance.
KMT is an astute, knowledgeable and experienced D.J and workshop facilitator with a solid background specialising in fusing Hip-Hop, R&B, Dance Hall, Neo Soul, Soul, Broken Beats, World, Grime and Pop and uses the arts to teach and encourage young people to express freedom. As a lecturer he uses the culture of Hip-Hop for social cohesion and to raise awareness of social issues and engages his audience with his knowledge and skills to affect and empower the lives of participants. He has experience in performing shows appealing to all people on radio and stages throughout the world for 12 years and is confident in motivating any sized audience in a variety of venues.
Link to KMT
The event is supported by the PRS for Music Foundation