The Mixtape Tour


A new show from Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson

What is a mixtape? – It’s the most favourite songs spliced together onto one tape that can maintain a story. The mixtape tour splices story, song, spoken word, poetry, discourse, art and culture from the historical and political landscapes of Trinidadian Roger Robinson and Ugandan Nick Makoha. They both speak from their experiences and observations whether its about a victim of the Grenfell fire or having the wrong name in Uganda to be safe under a dictator. This show  is told from a few different perspectives and it weaves a beautiful experiential tapestry that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you laugh at the same time.

The Mixtape Tour

Event 001: Electro-Hip Hop

Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson with Charlie Dark, James Massiah and The Dead Can Rap

7pm Thursday 30 November
Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, London
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Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson (photo by Jimmy Mould)

Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson (photo by Jimmy Mould)

Nick Makoha is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow who represented Uganda at Poetry Parnassus as part of the Cultural Olympiad held in London. A former Writer in Residence for Newham Libraries, his 1-man-Show My Father & Other Superheroes debuted to sold-out performances at 2013 London Literature Festival and is currently on tour. He has been a panelist at both the inaugural Being a Man Festival (Fatherhood: Past, Present & Future) and Women of the World Festival,(Bringing Up Boys). In 2005 award-winning publisher Flippedeye launched its pamphlet series with his debut The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man. Part of his soon to be published 1st full collection The Kingdom Of Gravity is in the anthology Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press). He is the 2016 winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his manuscript Resurrection Man, to be published by Jai-Alai Books in spring 2017. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize and has poems that appear in the The Poetry Review, Rialto, The Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. Find him at | @NickMakoha

Roger Robinson was born in Trinidad and has lived in the UK for over 20 years. Decibel named him as one of 50 writers influencing the Black British writing canon. His commissions include The National Trust, The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Roger’s books include the fiction Adventures in 3D and poetry collections Suitcase, Suckle – Winner of the Peoples Book Prize – and The Butterfly Hotel, from which the poem ‘Trinidad Gothic’ was Highly Commended by the Forward Prize and shortlisted for the OCM Bocas Poetry Prize. He is a co-founder of Spoke Lab and the writing collective Malika’s Kitchen. He released a solo album, Illclectica, and is lead vocalist for King Midas Sound, whose debut album, Waiting for You (Hyperdub Records), was critically acclaimed. | Twitter @rrobinson72