Festival 800: Akala – A Conversation with Freedom

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YJA was given the opportunity to interview and watch MOBO and BAFTA award winning artist Akala who was performing in Lincoln for Festival800.

Akala sound-checking his unique performance of 'A Conversation with Freedom'

Akala sound-checking his unique performance of ‘A Conversation with Freedom’

He has created a powerful and unique piece of work, A Conversation with Freedom, for the festival. It’s certainly something I have never experienced before.

Akala captured the audience’s attention in such a positive way. The passion and dedication during each part of his performance filled the room with so much energy.

Akala connected with me immediately. ‘A Conversation with Freedom’ expressed such a variety of emotions that I believe it was hard for anyone in the audience not to connect with it.

Lincoln was lucky to have such an incredible artist visit and perform something which mixed poetry, live musicians and hip hop to its people. Akala’s show was inspiring and out of the ordinary. I would recommend it to anyone to watch some of his work he has created because you would definitely enjoy his performances.

Click here to watch YJA’s exclusive interview with Akala or watch below.

Chloe Bond

Senior Young Journalist