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Having joined forces with regional arts promotion charity Northern Roots to seek out the best new hip-hop talent in the North East, local MCs Kema Kay and Kay Greyson host an evening of fresh talent at Gosforth Civic Theatre on Saturday 2nd October.

Kema Kay’s words are grounded in the Tyneside streets that he grew up on. With razor-edged production and a fierce delivery, he rages against inequality and intolerance and encourages his peers to join together rather than fight amongst themselves. Multi-talented Kema has just finished another successful run of his autobiographical play, Shine, and audiences may also recognise him as neighbour and friend to Daniel Blake in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning movie.

With bright bouncing fanfare behind her, Kay Greyson’s music showcases her lyrical skill and infectious message of hope; a veteran of the Tyneside music scene, the recently released EP Paris saw her gain praise for her optimistic outlook and joyous sound.

Together they’re ideally placed to nurture the talents of fresh new voices, and they’ll introduce performances by new and emerging acts including Nitro Nick, Fabz and R3.

An exhibition will also run at the venue throughout October, featuring portraits of Kema, Kay and many of the young people they worked with as part of the Youth Music and Community Foundation-run programme.

Kema Kay and Kay Greyson present Nitro Nick, Fabz, R3 and more at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle on Saturday 2nd October

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