We are delighted to host Jordan Adetunji in the latest instalment of our Getting To Know… series of events.
Young artist from Belfast (with London roots) Jordan Adetunji mixes genres to create a new take on hip-hop – one that brings together rap, R&B and trap-soul as well as Afrobeat and an element of rock. His lyrics deal with the everyday struggles that face us all in life as well as his own specific issues and experiences, all rooted in a recognisable place. Despite this universality, he comes to the scene with the undoubted aim to stand out from the crowd and shake things up. First single ‘By Myself’ was a pulsating celebration of DIY culture and self-belief, leading to a series of thrilling live shows at the likes of Electric Picnic, Culture Night NI, Indiependence Festival and Dublin Quays Festival. Since then he has refined his sound to incorporate Afrobeat influences, with his videos featuring on the likes of GRM Daily.
Getting To Know… is a special event designed to break down any barriers between music makers and their audiences – to provide an interactive exchange, an insight and a fresh understanding of their work and creative process.
Thus far, the sessions have involved the Ivor Novello Award-winning Tim Wheeler of Ash while SOAK took part on her 17th birthday, long before she won the NI Music Prize and the Choice Music Prize for her debut album. Duke Special, Ciaran Lavery, Tom Robinson and Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph
Getting To Know… is kindly supported by the PRS Foundation for Music and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.