Two of Bristol’s most popular poetry and spoken word nights join forces to present a music and poetry special for December.
Headlined by Amyra, Wuzzamill and Dutiros plus music from our live house band.
“Poetry and music are soul sisters. So, this December we’re bringing them together a poetic symphony to warm your cockles and your toes. Grab yourself a mug of mulled wine and a mince pie from the Old Market Assembly bar and let our specially selected line up of musical poets and poetic musicians do their thing.
Amyra fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities and celebrating love, blackness, and what it means to be woman. She is the author of two collections of poetry and her musical debut, Something Melancholy, has led to her sharing stages with Talib Kweli, Common, Melanie Fiona, Alice Smith and more.
Wuzzamill is a poet, songwriter and rapper from Birmingham. He has performed with THSH, supported Suli Breaks on his first UK tour, influenced the Birmingham does Bhangra weekend with Selfridges, channeled his inner Raphaelites working with BMAG. A resident Poetry Jammer, Wuzzamill’s infectious energy has no end.
Dutiros are three siblings making music fusing together the Shona influences of their ancestors and contemporary rhythms. Handina, Kuda and Shorai Dutiro grew up surrounded by music, as independent artists they’ve performed across the world from Paxos Reggae Festival to Maida Vale Sheffield. Having recently returned from Zimbabwe they now join together to create, express and celebrate the power of the music of their family and culture.