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Aug 15 / Prinza

‘Akala’ to feature at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

MOBO award-winning rapper Akala has joined the line-up for the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival this autumn.


Akala, whose Hip Hop Shakespeare show has enthused audiences across the globe, will be performing tracks from his album ‘Doublethink’. The performance promises to bring George Orwell’s ’1984′ to life through hip-hop music, rapping, singing and drumming.

Akala, the brother of fellow hip-hop star Ms Dynamite, fuses rap/rock and electro punk with storytelling. He has featured on numerous television programmes and has a reputation as one of the most dynamic and literate talents in the UK. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to hear about his groundbreaking work as part of a panel discussion or take part in a ‘Hip Hop Shakespeare Company’ workshop.

Rochdale’s three day festival that runs from 25 to 27 October promises an inspiring schedule of events covering drama, dance, music, theatre, films and visual arts. The festival will also include a series of live performances and family friendly activities, all linked to literature and philosophy, with the full programme due to be revealed by the end of this month.