Are you an aspiring rapper, poet or spoken-word artist aged 13-18? If so, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to develop your creativity in an online masterclass with rap legend, Kenny Baraka.


From his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a formative part of the 90’s Golden Era NYC hip-hop scene to his international recording and touring career with the likes of Tribe Called Quest, Supernatural, Omar, De La Soul, Rodney P, Burning Spear, Common Sense and KISS FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, Kenny has been making and performing music across the world.


Living in the UK for over 10 years, he has combined his music industry background with his many years of teaching experience to work with and inspire young people from across the UK.


Who is Kenny Baraka? Check out one of Kenny's spoken word pieces


What will the sessions cover

We are offering individual 1-2-1 online masterclasses with Kenny where you can experiment with ideas, hone your lyric writing, transform words to rhythms, and explore the best way to progress your creativity or even how to turn it into a career!




How to sign up

Sign up for the upcoming sessions has now ended, but watch this space, we hope to be running some more soon! Make sure you join our mailing list and be first to hear about them.


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We look forward to hearing from you soon! In the meantime, please check out some of Kenny’s top tips and activities for creating lyrics via the link below.


Project funders

This project is kindly funded by Lewisham Creative Enterprise Zone via Lewisham Live Festival.


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