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'Fierce Festival', The Edge, Birmingham

3 October 2014

5pm – late, free

Festival Hub @ The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0QH

Join us for the opening of the Fierce Festival hub. Eastside will be buzzing this evening for ‘Digbeth First Fridays’, where project spaces across the area having extended opening hours and special performances. Fierce’s opening includes a live rap set with visuals from David Blandy and Larry Achiampong.

Biters is a new partnership between artists David Blandy and Larry Achiampong. Building on solo projects that explore both artists’ interests in popular culture and the post-colonial position, Biters presents new collages that combine lyrics and sounds that draw from each artist’s identity and musical heritage, while posing the question, what does Authenticity mean in the information age?

In an evening of sampled samples, regurgitated rhymes and deconstructed soul, David Blandy and Larry Achiampong will (re)perform live.