Its been a while since i’ve seen Anthony Anaxagorou perform reading from paper so I can only assume it is a new piece yet to be memorised. Despite that as with every time he touches the mic it is a performance filled with emotion that hooks you in to follow each verse he recites. There is pure power, history, knowledge and pain in his words and you’ll most likely have to listen 3-4 times (minimum) to gain a really good grasp of it all but it’s worth it. All 6 minutes and 35 seconds!
Shout out to Word Up where this was filmed every first Thursday of the month at the Harsleden Picture Palace.
The guys have another amazing line up of live music and poetry at this month’s Outspoken. Features from Music is Remedy favourites Adam Kammerling and Chimene Suleyman are worth the entry fee alone. As usual the Anthony Anaxagorou, The Ruby Kid and Karim Kamar will all be on hand to oversee proceedings. A great night in store!
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL, London,
£10 online here £12 on the door
Raw harsh words set to a backdrop of some serious Jazz vibes and graphic images from the poet that is Anthony Anaxagorou. As always he takes on the issues of us and the western world articulating his thoughts with a realness, rhythm and honesty that sets his work apart from the rest. What i love is that despite the sad state of the world he exposes he still finds hope.
You’ll need more than one listen to take it all in but its time well spent.
Outspoken boys are back at The Forge in Camden to kick off the 2015 with another evening of high quality spoken word, poetry and live music. Led by the skilled wordsmiths The Ruby Kid and Anthony Anaxagorou along with the composer and multi-media pro Karim Kamar Outspoken has established a reputation as one of the finest events on London’s live Music circuit. Expect immense performances and wonderful company in the heart of North London.
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7N
£10 in advance £12 on the door
Something special and epic from Karim Kamar. As the pianist and composer prepares for the launch of his first collection of original compositions he uploaded this performance to give you a taster of what to expect. It is a wonderful piece delivering a range of emotions and some lovely chord choices and tones. Without question he shows he is truly a master of his craft and his forthcoming collection will not just appeal to classical and spoken word fans but lovers of music.
A regular fixture in the posts and gig listings now The Outspoken team had another fantastic show last month below are the highlights. Look out for Music is Remedy Favourite Musa Okwonga. Great to see him on the mic again one of my favourite poets and peoples!
Outspoken is back this month click here for tickets.
Music is Remedy favourite Anthony Anaxagorou recently did an interview with the young people of Earl’s Court Youth Club. They sat him down and asked him a range of questions that allow you to get a good insight into the man behind the words, where his inspiration comes from and his general thoughts on London and the Arts amongst other things. If you like the man definitely worth a watch.
Highlights from the most recent Outspoken event. As always the calibre of their line ups are second to none and full of quality. Snipets here of Jasmine Cooray, Chris Redmond and one of our favourites Hollie McNish show you just what to expect at an Outspoken event. Enjoy and make sure you get down to the next event details here.
Props to The Ruby Kid, Anthony Anaxagorou and Karim Kamar
Once again Anthony Anaxagorou drops some realness finding words to speak about the harsh realities of social media and the pressures it places on people. Makesure you give it a good listen more then once you’ll find a new gem of brilliance that you missed the first time you heard it.
Catch Anthony alongside The Ruby Kid and Karim Kamar at their Outspoken event this Thursday. Tickets here
A special event to celebrate the 20 Anniversary of Camden’s Family day. The event will feature projects from young people in the boroughs of Camden and Lambeth who have been working with Anthony Anaxagorou and Floetic Lara. Whilst there will be headline performances from Akala and NY. Should be a great evening and its for free!