Country: UK

Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, as well as Co-founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. He has led innovative projects in the arts, education and music across Southeast Asia, Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand. Natives, his recently published memoir, is a Sunday Times bestseller.

Akala adalah seniman hip-hop, penulis, dan pengusaha sosial pemenang penghargaan BAFTA dan MOBO, begitu pula salah satu pendiri The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. Ia telah memimpin proyek-proyek inovatif dalam bidang seni, pendidikan dan musik di Asia Tenggara, Afrika, India, Australia dan Selandia Baru. Natives, memoarnya yang baru-baru ini diterbitkan, adalah buku terlaris Sunday Times.

Appearing in

Main Program | Akala: Natives

Award-winning hip-hop artist Akala‚Äôs bestselling Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire is a searing polemic on race and class in the British Empire. With a life and …

Live Music & Arts | Closing Night Party

The final night of the Festival is a glorious evening with Festival friends old and new. Come and meet the team behind UWRF, then join us on the dancefloor for …

Special Event | Power, Politics, and Poetry Under the Stars

UWRF returns to the magical gardens of Blanco Museum for a one-off evening of performance poetry and immersive music. This is a rare opportunity to see world-renowned spoken word artists …