BEANS, RHYMES & LIFE #4 (Caspar Grant, Aaron Daniel & Louise McStravick)

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Stantons Coffee House

7 Queen Anne's Place

Enfield

EN1 2QB

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Daytime event showcasing upcoming talent from the worlds of rap/spoken word and beyond, including a customary extended open mic.

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After a 4-month (!) hiatus, Beans Rhymes & Life returns with a hefty line-up as the autumn days draw in.

Along with the usual extended open mic, joining us as the feature acts for the afternoon will be:

Caspar Grant

Aaron Daniel

Louise McStravick

The venue is Stantons, Enfield’s premier coffee house, located less than a minute from Bush Hill Park station. Here you can absorb the performances in a highly intimate setting, with the finest in coffee and other refreshments.

Due to the intimate nature of the venue, tickets are limited for this event. General admission is £5 and £3 for open mic’ers. This event is suitable for 14+ years old and anyone below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, bearing in mind that some of our performers may use profanity and explore adult themes in their work.

For those who want to participate in the open mic, there will be 8 slots available. All ages and disciplines are welcome, be it poets, rappers, singers, musicians, comics or storytellers. Each open mic’er will have a maximum of 4 minutes to do their thing. To secure an open mic place, make sure you select ‘open mic ticket’ and email the host bennydiction@gmail.com.

Please note: In order to maximise capacity, there will be no tables, so coffee and tea will be served in compostable takeaway cups. However, in order to minimise waste and environmental impact even further, we encourage attendees to bring their own keep cups and flasks. Stantons also sells reusable cups.

Read on for more info about the lineup...

Caspar Grant

Caspar Grant is a London-based MC/producer originally from Birmingham, creating experimental hip hop and psychedelic bass music. From 2005 he was half of the progressive rap duo H.L.I. along with fellow luminary Wasif Scion. Having performed live up and down the country for many years, sharing stages with the likes of GZA, Akil of Jurassic 5, Akala, Anti-Pop Consortium and DJ Vadim, the group honed a sound as raw and energetic as it was forward thinking and released their debut Omniglyph in 2011. The record, containing features from Juice Aleem, Thavius Beck, Mike Ladd and Kashmere, received resoundingly positive acclaim, described as “one of the boldest sounding releases ever in UK hip hop”.

Caspar Grant is currently preparing to release his debut solo LP Capricornucopia. Featuring the likes of Juice Aleem, Wasif Scion, Brother Portrait and Awate, the album explores a range musical styles and dynamics as a back drop to Caspar’s rhythmic cadences, melodic delivery and abstract narratives. Recently released single Bones, with its hauntingly comical video, has already created waves, described as "lyrically tight and harmonious" by Blatantly Blunt.

'Bones' video

Twitter: @caspargrantraps

IG: @caspargrant

Aaron Daniel

Described by fellow poets as the man with a liquid lexicon, author and spoken word artist Aaron Daniel delivers a form of writing that is layered with ripened fruit beneath the pith. After releasing his first collection of poems 'And Then' with a short story intertwined, he is currently working on the release of his highly anticipated sophomore book 'Flowers And Leafy Things'. He also recently released an EP of spoken word tracks entitled 'Black Holes'.

With work filled with introspection and subject matters ranging from love and the essence of being to politics, Aaron Daniel weaves words together to create a beautiful and powerful tapestry displaying his unique perspective of the world.

'Tribe (Machete)' video

Twitter: @amdspeaks

IG: @official_amd_speaks

Louise McStravick

Louise is a writer, poet, teacher and proud Brummie. She has featured at events across London and has had work published both online and in print. She uses poetry to investigate her intersectional identity and to make sense of the world and our experiences in it. She is currently working on a collection that explores her working class, part Jamaican, full Erdington roots.

'Fatherland/Motherland' video

Twitter: @louloudoodoo

IG: @hyperbolou

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7 Queen Anne's Place

Enfield

EN1 2QB

United Kingdom

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