Word up: From Ghetto to Mecca' and 'Who is Gil-Scott-Heron?' @ Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge [19 November]

Word up: From Ghetto to Mecca' and 'Who is Gil-Scott-Heron?'

20:00 - 22:00

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Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38 - 39 St Andrews St., CB2 3AR Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's
Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Weekend:
Sat Nov 18th 8:30 -11pm — Malik & The O.Gs
Sun Nov 19th 2-5pm — Classic Album Sundays: Pieces of a Man
Sun Nov 19th 8-10pm — Classic Album Sundays: 'Word Up — From Ghetto to Mecca' + 'Who is Gil Scott-Heron'

Classic Album Sundays Cambridge Presents:

Q&A by Malik Al Nasir & Rumal Rackley: Administrator for the Estate of Gil Scott-Heron and Gil's son.

Arts Picture House, 38-39 St Andrew’ St, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
Tickets £12.30 (concessions available) — Arts Picturehouse


Revolutionary poets and founders of contemporary RAP music, Gil Scott Heron and legendary Last Poet Jalal Nuriddin have come together in an unprecedented exclusive to endorse Malik Al Nasir (a.k.a Mark T. Watson's) poetry book «Ordinary Guy». Malik takes us on a poetic journey from Liverpool, to London, Paris to Washington DC whilst demonstrating how his poetry has been shaped and encouraged by these giants of the spoken word genre under whose very hands he was schooled. It also features a critique of Malik's poetry by UK dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The film is Directed by Shirani Sabaratnam.


When Gil Scott Heron died in 2010, he left behind a body of work that has influenced writers, academics and musicians. He’s been called ‘the godfather of rap’ and ‘the black Bob Dylan’ and his words have influenced every generation of hip-hop. Directed by Jane Forsyth and Iain Pollard (20,000 Days On Earth), this film is a portrait of Gil Scott Heron seen through the eyes of those who loved him — his friends, his family, and the musicians he played with.

Our guest for this special double bill is Gil’s protégé, surrogate son and Liverpool author and performance poet Malik Al Nasir.

Tickets: £12.30 (concessions available)
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