Find out which artists are performing at the next Transcendence event
FEBRUARY 14TH 2019
jOSHUA LUKE SMITH
Joshua Luke Smith is a wordsmith packed with ammo. As a poet, rapper, and producer he creates from the mandate to 'Speak Into The Chaos'. Joshua has a unique perspective on the world from both education and experience. After being Born in London, and raised in Pakistan, he ultimately settled in Bath, UK near where he graduated from Bath Spa University.
His childhood of consuming Nas, The Roots and Fugees meshes with current sounds of Stormzy and Bon Iver to inform the songs coming out of the studio in Joshua's attic. He's been lauded in Complex and featured on BBC Radio 1. Spring 2018 will include his TED Talk being released, a US and EU tour and his first US label release on Nashville's Residence Music
headliner at february transcendence
"Y.A (Yasmin Ali) is a spoken word artist/ performance poet, writer, artist, playwright, singer and song-writer from South London. As a young Asian woman, raising children of West-Indian decent she challenges some of the most common misconceptions and stereotypes and epitomises diversity in her work. Yasmin's pieces often emphasise the importance of empowerment, self-reflection and self-love."
Benjamin Bennett is a poet and producer from South London, known mainly for creating spoken word and live music showcase, Vocals & Verses. Benjamin has been performing since 2008 and has had the privilege of gracing stages across the country. His poetry is an intriguing mix of themes which include relationships, religion, culture and manhood.