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MHD + Abra Cadabra/67

Part of M.I.A.'s Meltdown

Get ready for African sounds and danceable beats as French rapper MHD plays a one-off show for Meltdown.

The originator of Afro Trap, MHD shot to fame after his Afro Trap series went viral, clocking over 400 million views so far. The French rapper, of Guinean and Senegalese descent, has become an online phenomenon thanks to his songs largely inspired by African sounds and crazy danceable beats, like on ‘Champions League’.

MHD’s style is characterised by its heavy drums and layered synthesisers, African music influences, lyrics sung in West African languages, and the choreographed dance moves associated with the tracks.

MHD is supported by:

Abra Cadabra
Touted as a leader in the new generation of grime, Abra Cadabra has already won a MOBO for his breakthrough single 'Robbery', which catapulted him into the spotlight. Tipped as one to watch in 2017 (FACT), his most recent release 'My Hood', combined with his eagerness to experiment with genres, suggests he'll soon be heading to mainstream artist territory.

67
South London's crew 67 are known as one of the rawest crews in UK rap. Using a unique blend of grime and trap, mixed with dark humour and fast spitting, their track 'Let's Lurk' with Giggs last year reached over nine millions views. Their mass online following saw them effectively gatecrash the commercial landscape, making them definite rising stars.

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£30 £20
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+. Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.

Sensitive content
Please note this performance may contain strong language.

Ticketing
Unreserved seating is available in the balcony.

Event information
Although Royal Festival Hall is a seated venue, you're encouraged to get up and dance at this gig.

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before & after

People around the Central Bar at the Southbank Centre
Enjoy a drink at one of London’s longest bars: the iconic Central Bar
Couple having a cocktail in Ping Pong restaurant at the Southbank Centre
At Chinese restaurant Ping Pong, a buzzing cocktail bar meets the delights of dim sum