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Immortal Technique – In Conversation

Immortal Technique – In Conversation

Start Date: 27 October 2012 03:00 PM
End Date: 27 October 2012 05:00 PM

Birmingham Libraries in association with The Drum, Sic'Note Promotions and Spread Love TV are delighted to be supporting a special free event for young people.

Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique is known as the revolutionary US, Afro-Peruvian rapper and producer. To celebrate Black History Month, he will be in conversation at Birmingham Library Theatre on Saturday 27 October 2012 (3pm - 5pm, pre booking is essential).

Immortal Technique – In Conversation

Immortal Technique moved from Peru to New York to escape civil war in the 1980s. The C.I.A. sponsored suppression of the liberation struggle in his homeland, together with his experience of growing up on the mean streets of Harlem, politicised him and made him aware of his African heritage and of the wider revolutionary solidarity between the oppressed peoples of the world.

Enamoured with hip hop and graffiti culture, the aspiring young emcee was dragged down into an aggressive spiral of violence, ending up in jail on assault charges. Incarcerated, he studied, worked out, and wrote down his brutally disrespectful and realist lyrics, until in 1999 he emerged on parole and into the ciphers and battles that would lead him to his current status as an international hip hop icon. The result is a hardcore brand of street politics, transmitted through his own independent label, that finds common cause with and inspires revolutionary movements all over the world.

This event is a unique chance for young people to meet Immortal Technique in person and ask him questions about his music and his political activism.

To book your free seat please call The Drum Box Office on 0121 333 2400 or 0121 333 2444. You can also book your tickets via email: mssic1@hotmail.com

Venue Information

Birmingham Library Theatre
Address:
Birmingham Library Theatre
Paradise Place
Birmingham
West Midlands
UK
B3 3HQ
Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 303 2868
Directions:

The entrance to Birmingham Library Theatre is situated to the left of the entrance to Birmingham Central Library next to the entrance to Birmingham Conservatoire. It is close to Paradise Forum, which has a range of lively bars and cafes, serving food and drink throughout the day and evening. But there is no access from inside the Forum.

Facilities: Lecture Theatre, Limited access for people with mobility difficulties, Stage with Lighting, Toilets

Birmingham Library Theatre is an intimate 200 seat venue in the heart of the city centre. It promotes the special collections and services of Britain's biggest and busiest Central Library by staging challenging literary events, author visits, local history talks and dramatic and musical performances.


Events in the Library Theatre


* Lunchtime Local History Lectures take place every month

* Other events are listed in What's On in Central Library If you are interested in booking the Library Theatre for your own event, please contact:

Room Bookings and Sales Co-ordinator
Central Library
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham
B3 3HQ

Tel: 0121 303 2868
E-mailroombookings@birmingham.gov.uk

Admission: Free