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Akala: Hip Hop Connections in Morocco

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer and educator ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.  More recently known for his compelling seminars, journalism, TV presenting and script-writing, Akala has gained a reputation as a dynamic and literate UK talent and has featured on TV programmes across Channel 4, MTV and Sky Arts speaking on wide ranging subjects from music, youth engagement, culture and the arts as a whole.

Following his first encounters with the Moroccan hip-hop community this Spring via the British Council, Akala continues to forge connections with artists and organisers in Morocco. This September he formed part of the judging panel for L’Boulevard’s Tremplin competition which champions young talent nationwide, and also ran a 2 day training and mentoring workshop for the winners and other local hip-hop artists, focusing on creative writing and stage performance. 

 

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