We were dead excited to partner up with Tongue Fu (again) to present a special Facebook Live gig on Thursday 12 November. The gig featured live performances from Amyra León and Chris Redmond, as well as the world première of the ‘Birds‘ video.
Amyra León is a musician, playwright, author, and activist. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her work fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities and communal healing whilst celebrating love, Blackness, and womanhood.
Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and producer. A regular at music and literature festivals, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4; XFM; CBBC; and Sky Arts. Chris’s debut collection Let The Pig Out is published by Burning Eye.
Chris is artistic director of Tongue Fu – one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows – where poets, comedians, storytellers and rappers perform with improvised music and films. Tongue Fu has featured on BBC R2’s Arts Show with Jonathon Ross and Sky Arts’ Live at Cheltenham Literature Festival TV Special, and has toured from London’s Roundhouse to Dublin to Rio to Cape Town.
The first Tongue Fu studio album, featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, Vanessa Kisuule, Amyra Leon, Dizraeli and Zia Ahmed will be released on 27 November.