21 Jun 2019 / 19:45

Refugee Week: Awate – Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

21 June, 6-10pm, V&A museum 

Free event

We are a little bit in love with AWATE, and so happy to welcome him to what promises to be a very special evening.

AWATE is a visionary rapper from Eritrea weaving together psychedelic melodies and sharp, witty lyrics. Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Camden where he was a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse, AWATE gained the respect of artists such as Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Lowkey and Pharoahe Monch.  

With Turkish Dcypha’s infectious, funk-based production, AWATE’s critically acclaimed Shine Ancient EP and Happiness LP have been praised and featured on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and 6Music as well as Noisey, Spotify and The Guardian and garnered a nomination for Best Urban Act at the 2018 Unsigned Music Awards.  

Having a reputation for energetic and emotive performances, supporting Black Star, Ghetts and Shabazz Palaces – 2018 saw this London griot’s first headline tour with shows in the UK, Spain, Brazil, Germany and the USA.

Part of our PRS Foundation funded ‘Music for Social Change’ project.

Image by Jake Lewis.

21 Jun 2019

Gamble Room (main Cafe), V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL


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