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Ms Dynamite & Akala join ‘Inner City Lives’


Rising Tide presents ‘Inner City Lives’, as part of Young London: Into Music – a new multi venue urban youth festival – created by young people, for young people. ‘Inner City Lives’ takes place at Ocean in Hackney on Friday 26th June and features live sets by multi-award winning artists Ms Dynamite and Akala – in addition to new up and coming talent.

‘Inner City Lives’ is the first event to kick off Young London: Into Music – a collection of five events which are being produced and delivered in the five Olympic and Paralympic Host Boroughs of Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest between 26th June and 2nd August 2009.

By tapping into the next generation of east London talent, YL:IM are working with five delivery partners: Biggafish, Continental Drifts, Music Matrix, Urban Development and Rising Tide. The delivery partners will then be working with over 100 young people between 14 and 25 years old who will receive professional mentoring and the chance to work with established artists.

Ms Dynamite caused a sensation with her 2002 debut album ‘A Little Deeper’ leading to a clutch of MOBO, Brit and Mercury Music Prize awards. Following a recent stint on ITV’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, Ms Dynamite hinted at the release of a new album which will be her third following her last release ‘Judgement Day.’

The self confessed black Shakespeare, Akala’s won 2006′s MOBO Award for best hip hop act with his debut album ‘It’s Not A Rumour’, beating Kanye West and Busta Rhymes amongst others. He has rocked live spots on Radio 1 and toured with artists as diverse as Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera and Richard Ashcroft. His latest album ‘Freedom Lasso’ was lauded by the critics across the board.

‘Young London: Into Music’ is a key strand of CREATE09 – the multi-genre, multi-event festival of culture that will be celebrating a wealth of music and art in all its glory in the Olympic and Paralympic Host Boroughs between 22nd June and 2nd August 2009.
Event: Rising Tide presents Inner City Lives
Date: Friday 26th June 2009
Doors: 7pm – 12am
Venue: Ocean, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HE
Telephone: 020 8986 2327
Tickets: £6 / Rising Tide Box Office

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