Akala + Guests For Celebrating Sanctuary London 2015


This Refugee Week, as part of the arts festival Celebrating Sanctuary London, eminent UK hip hop artist Akala will be headlining this unique show, featuring supporting artists from the UK refugee and asylum seeker community and poetry by the host Kayo Chingonyi.


The MOBO award winning MC and founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, Akala, uses his music to engage audiences with the continuing global struggle for equality. His socio-political explorations challenge the negative attitude towards immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, raising themes of everyday racism affecting those who have fled persecution and arrived here in hope of sanctuary.


Celebrating Sanctuary London is organised by Counterpoints Arts, an organisation aiming to support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees, ensuring their cultural and artistic contributions are recognised and welcomed within British society.


Akala's new album, Knowldege is Power II, was released on 30th March.

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