Pupils feel power of rap mu­sic

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

A GROUP of rap­pers vis­ited an Ash­ford school to help chal­lenge is­sues of dis­crim­i­na­tion and prej­u­dice through the power of mu­sic. Five MCs from South Lon­don worked with year nine pupils at the Tow­ers School as part of a cit­i­zen­ship day. Or­gan­iser Becky Ings said: “The MCs worked with the kids to help them write their own pieces, they then per­formed them to the rest of the year group. “They re­ally think about is­sues that af­fect their lives and are able to ex­press them in a way that they can re­late to and un­der­stand.” The five MCs are in­de­pen­dent artists who vol­un­teer to work with youth groups in their spare time.

Pic­ture Dave Downey pd1194328

Rap­per Oliver Sea­ger, bet­ter known to his fel­low rap­pers as Kotchin, with Tow­ers School pupils


Rap­per Karis O’Brien, known as Lady MC, with pupils

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