Drake Music, in partnership with Unlimited, will deliver the first ever UK tour of Brazilian rapper Billy Saga and his UK collaborators Kid Campbell, combining workshops and performances in London, Bristol and Gateshead.
Don’t miss your chance to catch the Brazilian rapper’s first tour of the UK and the exclusive collaboration with Bristol-based duo Kid Campbell (aka DJ Frenic & Digistep).
Billy Saga is one of the most authentic and combative MCs in Brazil to address disability and equal rights. Fusing elements of Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae, Dub and Samba, he explores wide-ranging ideas from international affairs, politics and relationships to technology and religion.
On this tour Saga will perform together with his online collaborators Kid Campbell, going from the studio to the stage in their UK debut, backed by the vocals of Jú Caldas.
As well as an energetic live show the musicians will be delivering workshops in Bristol, London & Gateshead, plus Billy Saga’s work will be exhibited in Glasgow as part of Unlimited Festival at Tramway.
Tour Schedule (full details tbc):
- 3 September – Liberty Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
- 7 Sept – DM Collaborate free workshop at Furtherfield, London
- 9 September – Beautiful Octopus Club Festival at Southbank Centre #BOCFest
- 16 September – Bristol, Colston Hall Foyer, 6pm
- 18 September – Sage Gateshead
Workshops to be delivered in all 3 cities with local groups of disabled musicians & artists.
- 15 – 25 September- Tramway Glasgow are exhibiting a Billy Saga music video as part of their Unlimited Festival programme.
Delivered in partnership with Drake Music.
Supported by Unlimited (delivered by Shape and Artsadmin); celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional funds from the British Council, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012.
Unlimited aims to embed work by disabled artists within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people.
Unlimited received an Ambitions of Excellence Award from Arts Council England to build a three-year international programme in partnership with British Council – Unlimited International.
This programme will extend the global impact of Unlimited by co-commissioning extraordinary English and international disabled artists to further transform the cultural sector worldwide in relation to access and equality.