[London] LYRIX ORGANIX – MSF fundraiser for Pakistan @ The Old Queens Head, Islington – Tues 23rd November
The Old Queens Head,
44 Essex Road,
*LIVE HIP HOP *SPOKEN WORD *ACOUSTIC SOUL* BEATBOXING *
Following the overwhelming success of October’s Rich Mix extravaganza, LYRIX ORGANIX returns to the intimate confines of North London’s finest venue for an MSF fundraiser in aid of the Pakistan floods… crammed with a mouth-watering platter of live music from:-
THE LEANO ………….. (Hip Hop/Folk)
MICHAEL KIWANUKA .. (rare acoustic Soul talent)
VID WARREN ……….. (instrumental beatboxing)
E.AMATO …………….(performance poetry)
Doors 7.30pm // £5 entry
**all profits donated to MSF’s Pakistan appeal**
>>> THE SHOW <<< “Fantastically diverse, vibrant and intelligent” ***** (Fringe Guru) “Blown away” (Spoonfed) Lyrix Organix is a ground-breaking live Hip Hop experience that reinvigorates the lyrical, musical and conscious roots of the spoken word. Unearthing fresh talent and connecting a community of forward-thinking creative artists. Come down and see how you can get involved! This year Lyrix Organix has already smashed Rich Mix, Rising Styles Hip Hop Festival, Brighton Festival Fringe 2010, Graffik London, Blackall Studios and Old Queens Head! WEBSITE – http://www.lyrixorganix.com/ LYRIX ORGANIX TV – http://www.youtube.com/user/LyrixOrganix _______________________________________ >>> THE CAUSE <<< The devastating floods that hit Pakistan in July affected 14 million people on an unimaginable scale. Whilst flood waters have finally begun to recede, the need for humanitarian aid continues. MSF teams are still assisting displaced populations with mobile clinics providing healthcare, clean water and shelter. It will take a very long time for Pakistan to recover from this tragic force of nature, so please support the MSF’s appeal. Since 1988, MSF has been providing medical assistance to Pakistani nationals and Afghan refugees suffering from the effects of armed conflicts, poor access to health care, and natural disasters. MSF does not accept funding from any government for its work in Pakistan and chooses to rely solely on private donations. _______________________________________ >>> THE ARTISTS <<<
::: THE LEANO
Weaving Hip Hop and Folk with conscious, humorous lyrics, this acoustic 3-piece brim with creative energy that has seen Big Chill and Secret Garden Party fall under their spell.
::: MICHAEL KIWANUKA
With a voice that could melt butter, Michael has been justifiably compared to Otis Redding and Bill Withers. Currently supporting Rumer and Paolo Nutini, his sound is dripping with soul and dusted with charm – destined for big things in 2011.
::: VID WARREN
Astonishing audiences from Lovebox to WOMAD, Vid Warren combines beatboxing with instrument wizardry – e.g. harmonicas – for an unforgettable show. “Frankly extraordinary” (Venue Magazine)
An enigmatic performance poet and writer, E.Amato lyricism regularly bewitches audiences from LA to New York to London. Lyrix Organix is lucky to have her back on these shores.