London’s emerging spoken word scene has found its voice in a new poetry video by poet and spoken word host Latouche the Writer.
The video is ironically named Nameless as Latouche the Writer names and celebrates London poets and nights that have been part of his poetry journey, in a performance that fuses his influences of hip hop, rap and poetical word play.
The video features clips of 27 poets on different stages across London, and special appearances by London poets Jahmar Ngosi of Poetry House, Miss Yankee, I.AM.SHAHEED, Kiraya Kawesa, and vocalist Fi.
Latouche the Writer, from Brixton, is host of South West London’s spoken word show Our Little Ting.
“London’s spoken word scene is making its mark,” said Latouche. “Every night or weekend a show is popping.
“Two years ago, I could count the number of shows on two hands. Now we are seeing a real thirst among all ages to take the stage and build new platforms for people to share their stories, all wrapped up in the art of spoken word.
“My poem celebrates the diversity and personality within spoken word and how spoken word really is a tool for healing and uniting in an art form.”
Latouche the Writer began writing and performing poetry in 2016 after a 10-year break from writing and performing rap, using it as a tool for healing, observation and expression.
Since writing Nameless, his poem has kicked off a craze of other poets following in suit, celebrating poet names and nights in one poem.
His own Saturday afternoon spoken word show, Our Little Ting (@ourlittleting), aims to bring new writers to the stage and support development and confidence performing through audience feedback.
The next show is on April 18 at 1pm. You can find the video Nameless on YouTube.
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