Aspiring MCs, poets, writers and rappers are working with poet coach Kenny Baraka to represent London for WORDCUP2010. Based at Chat’s Palace Arts Centre in Hackney, the group have been meeting weekly to hone their skills for the WORDCUP Weekend.
Kenny Baraka is a journeyman griot: born in Eritrea, raised in New York and now residing in London, he has been sharpening and sharing his craft with diverse communities and musicians the world over. As an author, journalist, lyricist, lecturer, songwriter and teacher, Kenny has brought his charismatic brand of street-smart intellectualism to classrooms, venues and periodicals across the world, for over ten years. www.myspace.com/kennybaraka www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Baraka