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THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2020, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM —- International Hip Hop Artist and Storyteller, Alim Kamara, will be headlining at Battersea Arts Centre on Thursday 9 April 2020.
Alim appears as part of Battersea Arts Centre’s Homegrown Festival, an annual celebration of emerging talent from London’s next generation of artists. The event will also serve as the launch for his latest EP, Personal.
Personal: Live Hip-Hop with Alim Kamara will allow audiences to hear classics like Let’s Get Lost and My Titi (My Girl) but will showcase new music for the first time since 2017. April marks the beginning of a 12-month musical project starting with the release of his forthcoming single, Big Brother.
He makes three appearances at the festival – the 3, 4 and 9 April – where he’ll be telling Islamic and African stories then closes the Homegrown festival with a live hip-hop performance.
Alim has already achieved number one singles in two countries on the continent: ‘Let’s Get Lost’ Remix ft Sharlene Hector (Number 1 in Sierra Leone) and in Nigeria Noto PlayPlay, a track that mixes English and Krio (a version of broken English found in Sierra Leone).
This year, the annual festival forms part of Going Global, Tarek Iskander’s inaugural season as Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre, focusing on reaching outwards and creating connections between the UK and the world at a time of national introspection.
Guests can book tickets on the Battersea Arts Centre website, bac.org.uk/homegrown20
• You can find Alim’s music on Spotify, iTunes and all good digital music distribution platforms.00
• Alim makes three appearances at the Battersea Arts Centre
– Friday 3 April – Islamic Storytelling
– Saturday 4 April – African Storytelling
– Thursday 9 April – Live Hip-Hop Concert
• Battersea Arts Centre is a Relaxed Venue, the first to have gone through Touretteshero’s brand new method of identifying and dismantling barriers to access, and strives to radically embed inclusivity across all its activities. For Homegrown Festival, this includes making every ticket available for £10 or less and every component of the festival being Relaxed. This means a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during performances and events, a designated ‘chill-out space’ for guests and ear defenders made available for those with sensory sensitivities.
• Booking information:
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
Box office: 020 7223 2223
• To find out more about Storie Storie, Alim Kamara’s storytelling organisation please visit www.storiestorie.com
You can also follow Storie Storie on Instagram (@storiestoriehq) or Facebook (@storiestorieHQ)
• To find out more about Alim Kamara visit www.alimkamara.com
You can also visit his Instagram (@alimkamara), Twitter (@alimkamara) and Facebook (@alimkamaramusic)