Female hip-hop revelation!
Influenced by the political/militant and spiritual aspects of hip-hop, her music is firmly rooted in the mind-set of the 90’s, a deep lyrical and audio odyssey into the world around us, both seen and unseen. Her sound is a mix of sci-fi soundscapes, hard drums and meditative melodies, over which Blakrok’s words command vivid attention. She has performed alongside names such as Public Enemy, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, and Jeru the Damaja.
One from our special watchlist, bringing back into focus the concert films of Festival artists, we produced through the year. Yugen Blakrok's show was filmed in Paris for Streams from Africa.
Yugen Blakrok will also be opening for the two great ambassadors of Malian music, Amadou & Mariam, on Sunday 14th of November. Buy your tickets here