FRANKLYN: 'ARCHIVES' LIVE
Franklyn is a rapper influenced by his experiences of living in an underprivileged, pre-gentrified Hackney. His songs, which have placed him on stages alongside artists like George the Poet and Akala, are largely 'Introspective', fusing grime sounds and flows with the lyricism of rap and the literary sophistication of poetry, bonding these together with a jazzy musicality. But becoming disillusioned by his perception of music having but a very limited impact on issues about which he's passionate such as inequality, social exclusion and crime, Franklyn took a long hiatus from music, instead focussing on youth work and journalism. Now, regaining faith in the power of music to provoke thought and inspire change, Franklyn returns with an EP, 'Archives', his first musical project in nearly a decade. This launch event combines rap, spoken word and storytelling to explore both the complex and sometimes harrowing realities of inner-city deprivation as well as the redemptive, therapeutic and transformative possibilities of music.
Presented by Franklyn Music.
This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required)