Akala: Hip Hop & Shakespeare

WORD Christchurch

Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and best-selling author, as well as the co-founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. In this interactive session, which includes spoken word and a student ‘call and response’, Akala explores the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and contemporary Hip-Hop.

The talk aims to encourage young people to develop an alternate view of the arts and, ultimately themselves by showing how the culture and language of Hip Hop and Shakespeare have the power to transgress race, class and the iambic pentameter.

With an extensive global touring history, Akala has appeared at numerous festivals both in the UK and internationally, and has led innovative projects in the arts, education and music across South East Asia, Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.

This session will be particularly good for students – teachers, contact us for booking on admin@wordchristchurch.co.nz

Presented in association with:Auckland Writers Festival

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