We have some exciting news about our Raw Roads International Tour to New Orleans this MARCH!!
This year, Raw Material will be working alongside TeamVision Entertainment on our Raw Roads international trip to New Orleans! Raw Material’s Reggae Hip Hop Fusion group Raw Roads will be touring New Orleans March 2nd through 9th with confirmed performances at the Tekrema Center for Culture and Arts, The Rae House and Gasa Gasa for a dope international hip hop house party. Plus, we have workshops and additional bookings on the way.

Our team MC’s Tagz, Paradox and reggae chatter mc, DJ Billski, The sounds of Raw Roads will be accompanied by musician and DJ Wu-lu, percussionist Mike Strocchi and Saxophonist Tim Brown. This tour is brought to you by Teamvision Entertainment and Raw Material with sponsorship from the Arts Council of England.
We are looking forward to our journey to New Orleans and the music and passion we are going to bring!

Raw Material project Raw Fire have recently supported Give A GIG in raising money by supporting Little Mammoths music event which supports young people in Youth Music projects.

Youth Music supports hundreds of music projects for young people each year, one being our Raw Fire project!

In December, Raw Fire supported rock’n’roll band Little Mammoths (featuring members of Noah and the Whale) at their Give a Gig event, which raised £964 for Youth Music.

Read the article Give A GIG wrote by about our Raw Fire band:

https://giveagig.org.uk/news/young-musicians-raw-fire-give-gig

 

Tony Wilson is a multitalented powerhouse. An electric performer, Tony Wilson presents a captivating set that blends the worlds of Spoken Word & Hip Hop. Armed with powerful words and a pure joy for performing he creates an energy that wows the crowd and leaves them feeling empowered and motivated.

Known for his captivating and charismatic presence, Tony Wilson’s clever wordplay, powerful delivery and creative punch lines can carry the emotion of the audience.

Tony Wilson has been featured around the country including headlining performances in Minneapolis, MN, Dallas & Houston Texas, Mobile, Alabama. In November 2013 Tony was featured as an opening act for Grammy nominated Hip Hop Group, “The Nappy Roots” and was also selected as director’s Highlight Artist for the 2013 Raw Awards Showcase.

He released his first independent publication in June 2012 titled, Breaking the Cycle: A Collection of Creative Works. Tony released both a Spoken Word EP (“King Of The Misfits: A Spoken Word Experience” November 2012) and a hip hop mixtape (“King Of The Misfits: The Mixtape” June 2013). He is currently working on his first independent studio release “Fearless” expected to be released in the summer of 2014. This spring, Tony is promoting the release of “Fearless” with a European Tour with performances in London, Paris, and Frankfurt.

Tony’s: Official site | Facebook

Raw Summer School went off with a bang this year as participants got the chance learn about the history and live instrumentals of Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro beat and Reggae.

Led by Robin Hopcraft (Soothsayers) and Mike Strocchi (professional drummer) everyone was thrown in the mix of creating some brilliant music. They had the chance to develop their instrumental skills, alongside playing with a full live band. After three days of intense musical practice, they got a chance to perform in front of their family and friends. It was a brilliant turn out and some great songs were produced. We were very pleased at the hard work that everyone put in and it was great fun!

We want to thank the project leaders alongside Triston D and Reiss G!

Thank you to all those who came and enjoyed themselves… We look forward to the next one!

 

 

Highly reputed theatre company ‘Cardboard Citizens’ are best known for 
making socially responsive theatre, primarily with homeless people.

Potent Whisper, Raw Materials’ very own Rap guru, was invited by the 
theatre company to deliver a Lyricism and Rap workshop to one of their 
groups of young people. Centred around the theme of ‘Who I am’, the 
workshop aimed to develop technical skills in the art form, as well as 
to inspire and develop new poems and lyrics for their new open mic night 
in Aldgate.

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“It was a pleasure to work with such a creative and talented group of 
young people. I really look forward to continued collaborations between 
Raw Material and Cardboard Citizens”

Ahead of the new Raw Roads project in 2015, in which Potent Whispers’ 
new play ‘Invisible’ will tour four UK cities, Potent will be visiting 
the young group in Aldgate for a final workshop next week where the Play 
will have it’s first active test-run!

Keep your eyes open for updates on the new tour!
#ThePlayIsInvisible