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Latest News Poetry meets Politics – The Drum brings Hip-Hop to Houses of Parliament

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Poetry meets Politics – The Drum brings Hip-Hop to Houses of Parliament

October 17th, 2013 9:42 am

The Drum has been invited to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 22 October to promote Birmingham’s cultural diversity and creative excellence. The visit was suggested by MP Gisela Stewart, as part of a drive to raise awareness at the highest seats of power of the vibrant creative industries growing from Birmingham’s rich cultural landscape.

The Drum along with two of Birmingham’s most exciting young Hip-Hop artists, Madflow and Sic’nis, who break the mould in rap by delivering conscious, progressive music and lyrics that cut out swearing, sexism and racial stereotypes.

“As a female MC, I’m working with The Drum to attract more young women to the art form and redefine the music in mainstream media” says Sic’nis. “Going to parliament is a real privilege and an opportunity to showcase the creative innovations coming out of Birmingham.”

“We are proud to be supporting the innovative creative works being produced in Birmingham,” said Martin Cox, Programme Manager of The Drum. “As England’s Second City, Birmingham has a huge amount to offer in terms of cultural and artistic innovation, and it is important that the work of such talented young artists gains wider attention and greater support.”