Akademie der Künste, Hansaviertel, Studio
Tickets 12/8 EUR
With Ursula Rucker USA Mike Ladd USA mit David Sztanke Keyboard and Damali Rashawn YoungDrums
Ursula Rucker and Mike Ladd reject all conventional ideas about the art form known as speech-song, and resist being pinned down to any musical and poetic styles. Rucker uses elements from jazz, soul and trip-hop and the enchanting power of the spoken word, while Ladd moves from electro via punk to pop, combined with the rebellious energy of hip-hop and the linguistic expressiveness of rap. With their words and musical tools they attack abuses and call for political and social change – an evening combining recitation, spoken word and rap, hypnotic music and loud lyricism.