Futuretense: Windrush Day Special

Thursday 22th June

Get a hit of drill, soca and jazz in another free futuretense gig, this time celebrating Windrush Day with a line-up of Reptile B, David Kayode, Triniboi Joocie and Kkeda.

 

futuretense is all about showcasing the best new British and international music, giving you the chance to discover artists on the up, and find your next musical obsession. It’s free, and happens twice a month in our Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.

A queer UK rap trailblazer, Newham MC Reptile B gained popularity on TikTok during 2022 with ‘THG’, a track mixing UK drill and grime with a video featuring high-energy hip-hop choreography.

Reptile B uses multiple alter egos and blends together a number of genres in his music, including garage, reggae, alt trap and house. His own style and antagonistic flow pull from his Jamaican upbringing and the clash culture of grime and old school ragga dancehall.

Mentored by Camilla George and Tomorrow’s Warriors co-founder Gary Crosby OBE, tenor sax player David Kayode grew up in Kilburn and Kensal Rise in west London. His household mixed reggae with Ghanaian highlife and the joy, love and power of music became a major part of his childhood.

Kayode has gone on to perform regularly with the Gary Crosby Sextet for the Mingus Moves series and he regularly plays with Nii Maxine, has joined Afrobeat pioneers Osibisa and is set to travel to Hong Kong with MOBO winner and Mercury Prize nominee Moses Boyd.

Trinbagonian-born, UK-based singer and songwriter Triniboi Joocie has been successfully carrying the flag for soca and Caribbean culture in the UK and Europe for over a decade.

In 2020 he achieved international success with the hit song ‘Bottle Over Head’. In 2022, he reached The Voice UK semi-finals. He has been appointed as a Notting Hill Carnival Ambassador, and his ultimate goal is to take soca and Caribbean culture to the mainstream throughout the world.

Kkeda is a London-born singer-songwriter of Black British heritage and Jamaican descent who was raised in Ghana. She was primarily brought up by her grandmother, with whom she relocated to Ghana at just five years old.

Kkeda learnt to speak Twi, and the Ghanaian language and culture went on to influence her sound. Kkeda has released a number of singles which highlight her Afro-fusion, R&B and pop sound.

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