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Violet Nights: Lady of the Mics

Part of Violet Nights

Hear from women in the grime scene who are pushing the genre forward at an event inspired by Angie Thomas' latest novel, On the Come Up.

In Thomas’ book, protagonist Bri wants to be the greatest rapper of all time. In a male-dominated industry, how can women like Bri get the credit they deserve? The scene has always featured female MCs, presenters and producers, and more and more women are making an impact.

Speakers include C Cane, who has built a noteworthy profile for herself via her standout talents and multilingual flows. The dedicated musician, who also plays guitar, piano, drums and bass, featured on Dizzee Rascal’s EP Don’t Gas Me, and her freestyle for Radio 1Xtra’s #GimmeGrime series was flagged by MTV as one of the best of the year.

DJ Kaylee Kay plays songs throughout the night.

Join us to discuss the female future of grime at Violet Nights, our space for young people to socialise, express their views on topical issues, and explore with music, performance and discussion.

Dates & times

28 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 18 – 30.