Friday 29th May
“I represent The Voice of Young Britain, the one they’ve forgotten about”
Born and raised in south-east London, Drillminister is an internationally recognised musician, using Drill as a tool to engage a new generation on political issues such as the struggles of working people, austerity and rising levels of air pollution. Raised on a council estate and educated on the streets, he lives and breathes the issues that will affect hardworking, vulnerable young people in the coming decade.
As a music genre, Drill has garnered widespread media attention, being accused by the UK Government of glamourising weapons and gang life. Against the persistent suppression of the genre, Drillminister has worked tirelessly to eradicate the stereotype of London UK Drill musicians as violent criminals. In 2018 he publicly turned the tables on the politicians that have targeted the scene by releasing his track Political Drillin’, quoting extreme, racist and violent language used by MPs.
With the rise of the #Grime4Corbyn movement and the success of outspoken musicians such as Stormzy, Drillminister is part of a national movement of underground music rising into the mainstream and urban artists rebelling against the systems of power that drive inequality further into society.
Join WoWFest: Lockdown as Drillminister discusses music as a form of activism, social justice under current government, running for London Mayor and how Liverpool has been treating him in lockdown, he will end the speech with one of his music videos and then do a live Q&A.
Dorcas Sebuyange is a Congolese multi-disciplinary artist based in Liverpool. She began her creative journey as a poet 11 years ago and has since continued on with additional creative forms such as dance, music and theatre which she predominantly works in. She has worked with BBC, 20 Stories High, Writing On The Wall, International Slavery Museum, Savera UK, Eclipse Theatre and more. She has also just recently released an album titled “Vice Versa” that politically explores realms of consciousness travelling between dreams and reality which is on sale at Bandcamp but also available on more platforms via https://linktr.ee/dorcas.seb
All ticket donations from this event go to Fans Supporting Foodbanks, South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services and WoW.
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