Archive : Dead Poets

17/01/2011

Can a poet and hip-hop artist learn to see eye to eye? Mark Grist and MC Mixy have spent the last year trying to find out. Since forming in 2008, Mark and Mixy have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and hip hop across the country. As ‘Dead Poets,’ they have performed in venues ranging from nightclubs to secondary schools; from festivals to formal dinners. They appeared on Radio 6 Live with Steve Merchant and have recently been on a National tour with Phrased and Confused. They had a blinding run at The Edinburgh Fringe this year and are now touring schools and Arts Venues professionally. The Scotsman – **** hilarious. By the end you’ll see both rap and poetry as entertaining, uplifting and freeing styles of storytelling united by their potential. Threeweeks – **** A fascinating combination of words, rhythm and rhymes; within seconds the audience is hooked until the end. “Grist and Mixy prove that poetry is far from dead, but alive and kicking and pumping with rhymes in our classrooms and on our I-pods before the register has been called. Grist and Mixy have devised a refreshingly imaginative and unique poetry show, so sit back and let these formidable rhyme-smiths get you drunk on their words.” – Rhian Edwards www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk – **** Eye watering stuff. www.edinburghscreenworks.co.uk – **** If you are knowledgeable in the works of Seamus Heaney, go to this show. If you’re more familiar with Eminem’s discography, go to this show.

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Dead Poets

Can a poet and hip-hop artist learn to see eye to eye? Mark Grist and MC Mixy have spent the last year trying to find out. More >>