Malcolm London

Collective Concerts Presents

Malcolm London

Adrian Underhill

Sun, March 25, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm

The Drake Hotel

Toronto, ON

$16.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes

Malcolm London
Malcolm London
MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil Scott-Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician. London brings vim and vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head on. He appeared on PBS for the first-ever televised TED Talk with John Legend and Bill Gates and has shared stages with actor Matt Damon and rapper Lupe Fiasco.

As an organizer, London was part of a historic youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. Deeply interested in working on ways to improve the national education system, London regularly visits high schools, youth jails, colleges and communities to work with students on writing workshops and performances. London, also runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago along side his friend Chance The Rapper. He sees art as the intersection between justice and poetic imagination.

Malcolm is now taking what he's learned from teaching and being an artivist and putting it into music. London was one of three artists profiled in the Billboard documentary piece, “Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hops Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place” when his debut project "OPIA," was released in October 2016.

His latest project is called the "Right Away Series" and will be released on January 19, 2018 on all music providers.
Venue Information:
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/