spit. presents ENVY and BELLATRIX
Friday 15 July 2011, 5:15pm
The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall
spit. launches its inaugural show on 15 July at the Southbank Centre, with performances from Envy and Bellatrix.
As part of the Southbank Centre’s Intelligent Movement festival (in association with Channel 4’s Street Summer), spit. presents a free event showcasing some of the most exciting women on the hip-hop, grime and dub scenes.
At just 24, Manchester MC Envy (www.myspace.com/envy06) is a force to be reckoned with. Since releasing her début album in 2010 to critical acclaim, she’s gained a reputation for being one of the fastest, most formidable live MCs on the circuit – her bold lyrics matched by her unrivalled on-stage charisma.
Bellatrix (www.myspace.com/bellatrixbeatbox) is now the UK’s leading female beatbox artist, and one of few performing beatbox women worldwide, who works with instrumentalists as well as live looping and playing bass whilst beatboxing. In 2007 she founded the UK’s first all-girl beatbox crew The Boxettes (http://www.theboxettes.co.uk/), who have caused quite a stir on the London scene.
Joining these performances will be guest DJs, and spit.’s own inimitable host, CONNIE BELL.
CONNIE BELL is a Jamaican born songstress and poetess who fuses raw, roots reggae with echoes of dub poetry and classic soul harmonies.
An official member of ROOTS MANUVA’S BANANAKLAN, Connie’s resume reads like a who’s who of the international storytelling and reggae scenes: sessions with LEE PERRY, TOOTS HIBBERT, CONGO NATTY, NATTY and MAD PROFESSOR sit alongside gigs with Britain’s leading poetry company Apples and Snakes.
As well as fronting her own outfit DI MAN DEM Connie is also a regular host at spoken word events across the capital.
The Intelligent Movement festival is taking place at the Southbank Centre between 14 and 17 July 2011.
The spit. showcase will be taking place in Queen Elizabeth Hall from 5.15pm – 7pm. For more info visit here.
Entry to the showcase is free.