We’re running some Tongue Fu workshops for spoken word artists aged 16-25 as part of The Last Word Festival at The Roundhouse on Weds 27th and Thurs 28th May, followed by a show in the studio with Mobo Award winning Soweto Kinch and special guest South African poets Adrian Different, Peiter Osendale and Toni Stuart. Tickets and info here
We’re thrilled to be returning to the big inflatable cow on London’s Southbank on the 8th July. Line up to be announced soon
On July 10th 2013 we launched our very first album Tongue Fu Tapes Vol. 1.
It’s a scorching compilation of live highlights from an incredible, as yet unheard archive, recorded over four years at Tongue Fu’s home – East London’s Rich Mix.
The album features Chris Redmond, Soweto Kinch, Kate Tempest, Jonny Fluffypunk, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Femi Martin, Ross Sutherland, Indigo Williams, Zia Ahmed, Joe Dunthorne, Francesca Beard, Anna Freeman, Homecut, Toby Thompson and John Hegley, with pretty gobsmacking accompaniments from the Tongue Fu band.
Needless to say we are very pleased with ourselves! The music jumps from honky tonk, to dubstep, deep jazz, minimalist beats, tango, hip-hop and so much more. The CD is available from gigs and soon from this very website. It is also available on iTunes and Amazon.
We’re really pleased with our very first anthology called Liminal Animals. It’s currently only available at gigs but we’re in the process of sorting out an online shop. Please bear with us while we get this set up. If you can’t wait till the shop’s up and running or the next gig, please email us. Thanks
Liminal Animals contains poems by:
Chris Redmond; Salena Godden; Lemn Sissay; Ross Sutherland; Sabrina Mahfouz; Inua Ellams; Luke Wright; Aiofe Mannix; Elvis Mcgonagall; Francesca Beard; Dizraeli; Shane Solanki; Jacob Sam-La Rose; Byron Vincent; Tim Clare; Simon Mole; Joshua Idehen; Bridget Minamore; Belinda Zhawi; Kat Francois; Tshaka Campbell; Zia Ahmed; Indigo Williams; Liv Torc; Maria Slováková; Ben Mellor; A F Harold; Anna Freeman and Musa Okwonga.
£1 from the sale of every copy goes to Mind – The Mental Health Charity