Man becomes great when he works for the welfare of his fellow-men. – Gandhi
For every GoWoman, there is a “Correct Guy”; a stand up guy who does the right thing. A man who dreams of change, then wakes up to seize the right moment to make it happen.
Who: Alim Kamara
What & Where: Rapper, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, all round creative, United Kingdom by way of Sierra Leone
Why: On the 11th of August, Alim Kamara will be igniting the same stage already graced by some of the “hiphop heroes” he has followed since the age of 9, namely KRS One, Roots Manuva, Common and The Roots as he headlines at London’s renowned Jazz Café with an event to promote peace.
For an independent artisan of hip hop who has stayed devoted to nurturing his passions and developing his craft, this can be considered the ultimate nod and a timely reward. A good part of his dedication to hiphop is prevalent in his steadfast mission to inspire, inform and ignite. What some may not know about Alim Kamara is that hiphop has given him many awards but has also taken him into schools both at home and abroad and encouraged him to set up a charity to support education in Sierra Leone. The documentary Hiphop Is My Village chronicles his journey with the latter and is a must watch.
If you love good music and were moved by his previous release Reciting Rainbows, then you need to bear witness as he illuminates London’s Jazz Cafe, an experience he promises to be “a soul baring expression of love, peace and positive vibes, with a live band”. He will share the stage with Sharlene Hector, Usifu Jalloh, Dionne Reid, King Cas and host Yomi Greeds. A blissful night awaits you as Alim Kamara always serves musical excellence, guaranteed to blow your mind!