Kae Tempest ofrecerá un show de spoken word Barcelona

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Kae Tempest will offer a spoken word show Barcelona

Kae Tempest will act on July 5 at the Grec Festival in Barcelonain which he will carry his spoken word to the Catalan room Parallel 62. Tickets for the event are now on sale. You can get your ticket at this link. will open the night Claraguilar.

The music of Tempest He stands out for his style and work, which combines rap, dramaturgy and poetry. In his lyrics he relies on sincerity, which has earned him many recognitions. Having taken off from the seal Big Dada -subsidiary of Ninja Tune– and receive in 2013 the Ted Hughes Award for their poetic innovations are two of them.

At the Barcelona festival Grec will offer a very special performance, since it will be a spoken word performance that will go beyond the margins of his usual concerts in our country.

Tempest He was born in south London and began his musical career at the age of sixteen, performing at an open microphone series organized by a record store. Shortly after, in 2010, he founded the hip hop group Sound Of Rum, also coinciding with the launch of his poetic performances. In 2011 the debut LP of his group arrived, “Balance”and the following year his first book of poems, “Everything Speaks In Its Own Way”. Your show “Brand New Ancients”performed with an orchestra in the Battersea Arts Center Londoner, caused the victory of the aforementioned award Ted Hughes Award. Months later she saw the light “Everybody Down” (2014), an album that was nominated for the Mercury Prize and that started with his solo debut. A work that demonstrated his authenticity in the two fields where he operates: urban characters, street aroma, hope sold as something that appears only in dreams. In essence, songs about the fallen and forgotten, rather than about rage against darkness.

In January 2015 he received the Soundcheck Award Berlin for the best album of 2014. A year later, in April 2016, he published his first novel, “The Bricks That Built The Houses”and in October of that year he did the same with his second album, “Let Them Eat Chaos”. This album generated a great response among critics. His successor arrived in June 2019, with the title of “The Book Of Traps And Lessons”through Fiction Records-Carolinebeing the result of the work of kae during the last five years with Rick Rubin and Dan Careyco-producers of the album.

In March 2020, he released the single “Unholy Elixir” on vinyl, which is a reworking of the same song, belonging to “The Book Of Traps And Lessons”. On the B side of this vinyl edition there is also another piece from that album revisited, “People's Faces”, but renamed “Streatham Version”. In 2021 she collaborated, along with Anita Blayin the song “Time Is Hardcore”, by High Contrastand published the book “On Connection”. In April 2022, her latest album was released, “The Line Is A Curve”again with Fiction Records (distributed in Spain by Virgin). Since then, his production has expanded with the four-track EP “Nice Idea”April 2023, and with his participation in the song “Geronimo Blues”, included in the latest album by Speakers Corner Quartetwhich came out in November.

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