Tuesday 4th February | Gemin1 & Loussin-Tora + Open Mic
Upstairs @ The Ritzy, Brixton.
Hosted by Miss Yankey.
We hope you can make it!
Navid Zarbafi aka Gemin1 is a 26 year old Songwriter/MC/Battlerapper. He has appeared on BBC 1xtra, Kiss 100, Reprezent and many more. Since he was 10 Gemin1 was rapping. By the time he was 14 he was recording in his school. By the time he was 16 he was performing all over London and eventually started battle rapping at age 20.
Since then Gemin1 has become one of the biggest battle rappers in the UK and was asked to work on the battle rap film ‘VS’ as a writer and also had a small acting role. The films success was picked up by Netflix and now is available to stream in all countries.
Gemin1 has taken part in events for mental health charities such as Mind and a LadBible & Time To change project where he delivered a live performance based on the effects social media can have on mental health.
Born to a Jamaican mother and Armenian Father Loussin-Torah is a multi-disciplinary artist, cabaret producer and Yoga Teacher from North West London that is passionate about strengthening communities through arts and cultural exposure. In 2019 Loussin-Torah was twice invited by Alberto Portugheis, Founder and President of HUFUD, to chair their 2019 “Peace is Possible” conference. Opening and closing panel discussions with former politicians and peace ambassadors such as John Leech OBE and Dr Victor Olisa QPM, she is still finding her identity as a social activist.
From grassroots youth arts projects such as Layers Creative Community debuted at HStudio to large scale theatre shows such as Hip Hop Palace at Rich Mix, Loussin-Torah loves contributing to work that brings people together bridging the gaps in social differences across communities.
Loussin-Torah has shared her skills in self-expression and movement through workshops. Collaborating with Arts Alive, Celebrate Life and Headway East, she has facilitated poetry, music and movement workshops for all ages and abilities. Performing with organisations such as Black Hair Stories and We Are Parable, Loussin-Torah loves to take the audience on a journey of relatable stories.
From struggles with mental health and relationships, to race and social injustice, she writes and expresses herself from a deeply personal and emotionally charged place. Expect stories weaved together through song, poetry and freestyle performance!