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Mushaira - the87press
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022

This event marks the second iteration of an ongoing collaboration between the87press, The Sonic Agent, poets, DJs, and curators. Uniting the latent spirit of tricontinentalism with contemporary decolonisation and a hope for alter-political utopian futures, this event brings together eight poets and four musicians, and warmly invites you to join.

the87press is a South Asian, non-binary, and neurodiverse-led small press based in South London. Over the last three years, they’ve published 22 books, hosted over 30 poetry events, and published new writing online through their interdisciplinary e-journal theHythe. the87press publishes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction at the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, race, and neurodiversity. 

The Sonic Agent is the curated multifarious venture of Christina Hazboun, a Palestinian explorer of music in space, time and society through promotion, boutique PR, research, radio shows, mixes, music film curation and podcasting. Her main sphere of activity focuses on increasing the appearance and audibility of new sounds and music from West Asia, North Africa and the global south sharing hybrid, diverse and powerful voices with those who come with an open ear.

Sarona Abuaker, James Goodwin, Caspar Heinemann, Verity Spott, Dom Hale, Kat Addis, Karenjit Sandhu, and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Mishti, Jwarn (Sub Merchants), Samia (Daytimers), Manuka Honey

Each poet will read for 10 minutes with an interval after the first 4 poets. The sound will go from ambient music to poetry readings followed by loud DJ sets. 

Artist Bios

6:30 – 7:30pm: Mishti (DJ set)
7:30 – 10pm: Readings 
10pm – 1am: DJ sets by Jwarn, Manuka Honey and Samia
06:30 pm
Fri, 04 Mar 2022
£10 Full, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Green/Blue Members

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