'Tis the season for the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF). From November 2-11, more than 390 authors, speakers and presenters will get together to celebrate and explore the intricacies of the written word and the life-impacting, culture-resounding power that emanates from texts.
Hip-hop, the most verbal of all the canons of music, has very recently come into prominence as the most popular music genre at this moment in time. Acknowledging its zeitgeist-moving thrust, the SWF has curated a panel dedicated to exploring the intersection of hip-hop and poetry, featuring rappers and poets alike.
Str8 Up: Word on the Street will feature performances and input from Akeem Jahat, Vanessa Fernandez, William Beale, Fatima Moumouni, Subhas Nair, Deborah Emmanuel, Shivram Gopinath, Jesse Oliver and Paul Kaller, with Pooja Nansi moderating the proceedings.