Poetic Pilgrimage is a female Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo who express the world as they see it through the art of rhyme. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around and they bring a refreshing perspective to issues of identity, global politics and women’s issues inspired by their faith and legacy of their ancestors.
Born in Bristol to Jamaican parents they have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for over 10 years creating music that fuses their love of Hip Hop with their Caribbean roots intertwined with their love of Jazz, World Music, Electro Soul and more, providing a colorful landscape to their words. They are also profound Spoken Word artists so at times they require no backdrop at all to share their powerful messages of peace, unity and freedom. The world has much to learn from the lyrics of these two women.
Poetic Pilgrimage have performed across the UK, US and Europe as well as South Africa and Morocco. They have shared stages with Talib Kweli, K-naan, Brother Ali, Bahamadia, Mutabaruka, Mr Lif and more. Poetic Pilgrimage are also workshop facilitators and value the ability to teach Poetry and Hip Hop to a younger generation with the aim of being able to enable them change their realities.
WHELAN’S – OCT 23RD – 8PM
Blindboy Boatclub, one half of the famed Rubberbandits, hosts a madcap panel of guests on the theme of socially engaged art, in a chat show like no other! Featuring Panti Bliss, drag queen, gender discombobulist and national feckin’ treasure, and Tara Flynn, actress, writer, and comedian. Joining them will be Poetic Pilgrimage, an outspoken hip-hop duo, Cat Brogan (winner, BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam) and John Cummins (former All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion and featured poet for RTE and BBC’s Euro 2016 coverage). TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE