56 Shoreditch High Street
Tickets available online until 4pm today at £10 + booking fee. Tickets available on the door for £13, cash sales only, from 8pm tonight.
Brazil’s hip hop revelation Karol Conka has bounced bang into the spotlight thanks to neon energy, hard graft and a sound all her own. Mashing up hip hop with baile funk, trap and Afro-Brazilian beats, Karol Conka’s sound is a uniquely Brazilian mix. Batuque just got freaked.
Winner of the 2013 Multishow Best New Artist award, with over 2 million views of her video singles (Boa Noite also features on the FIFA 2014 EA game) and a blazing collaboration with Buraka Som Sistema for Adidas, Karol Conka is now set to take on the world with the international release of her debut album on Mr Bongo Records.
Karoline dos Santos Oliveira, aka Karol Conka, first set foot on stage in her home-town Curitiba in southern Brazil aged just 17. Ten years later, the young MC has proved that she has what it takes to be one of the most distinctive voices from today’s high-grade Brazilian hip hop scene.
One of the very few female Brazilian hip hop artists to break out of the underground, Karol Conka’s wider success was kicked off by the 2011 single Boa Noite (nominated for an MTV Brazil award). With the Brazilian launch of the album via VICE magazine, downloads and shows across the country, the rapper, singer and songwriter – influenced by Brazilian Pop Music (MPB) and a big a big Lauryn Hill fan – has gained national recognition and critical acclaim. Hugely respected by her peers, she has also shared the stage with rap pioneers Racionais MCs, hip-hop hero Criolo and label-mate Marcelo D2, as well as recording with major rap star Projota and samba veteran Luiz Melodia.