Poejazzi returns to the Roundhouse for Benin City’s EP launch, the third event in its brilliant Year of the Poet season; an evening of exceptional entertainment, bringing together spoken word, Afrobeat, folk, funk and hip-hop.

Benin City, highly-rated by Xfm’s John Kennedy, launch ‘Invisible Cake’, their effervescent six-track debut EP of Outkast-meets-James Brown sounds. They’ll be joined on the bill by the furious uptempo of David Goo and the Variety Band, whose riotous gypsy-ska will have Gogol Bordello peering anxiously over their shoulders; by the exquisite indie-soul singing of Jem Cooke; and by fast-rising poetess Belinda Zhawi, whose narratives mark her out as Jill Scott’s long-lost sister. To cap it all, the night is to be hosted by the legendary spoken-word artist David Jay, whose soliloquies are a thrilling mix of Doctor Who, Wu-Tang Clan and Othello.

The Benin lot have ALSO been added to HypeM – which is very very exciting – so click here and show some love!

AND, you can ALSO catch the fabulous Benin’s at our very own Spotlight Sessions night on April 8th too!

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