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She doesn’t like to play by the rules. Jean Grae is undoubtedly a crafty lyricist and, having weathered a few storms in her career, has evolved as a legendary underground hip-hop artist with a fuck-you attitude that has cleverly avoided the usual female typecasts of the industry. The wily daughter of Abdullah Ibrahim is heading up the One Blood Music Festival in Port Elizabeth and as usual, we’ve got the good stuff for you. A pair of tickets to the festival on 22nd March – free – just show us how excited you are and email all your details.

During her stay in PE Jean Grae will animate  workshops for The Power Up Youth Project which uses large scale puppetry and processional art to encourage young people to see themselves as agents of constructive change in the world. Basically, get up and do it.

A procession is taking place in Joe Slovo at 10am before the One Blood Festival starts and then the kids will perform with Jean Grae as the opening act of the festival . Everyone is invited to join in the procession.

Venue: Grand Hotel in Central Port Elizabeth
Date: 22nd March
Time: 1pm until 11pm.
Line up: Australian slam poet champion Luka Lesson, Cape Town band D’versCT and the following artists from Nelson Mandela Bay: Asanda Mqiki (Jazz), Rob Thompson (Blues), Skank N Roots (Reggae), Umle and Hip Hop artists such as Schaik, Jbux, Hishaam and Adon Geel.

For the first time since its inception in 2010 the One Blood Music Festival will have a cover charge of R60 in order to raise funds in favour of Artworks for youth. Tickets for the festival are limited and can be purchased at the Art EC community gallery in Bird Street between 8 am and 5pm or booked at: onebloodbenefitconcert@gmail.com

Terms and conditions apply. Competition closes end of Friday 21st March.

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