Malcolm London

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Malcolm London

B. Well

Thu, May 4, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Vaudeville Mews

Des Moines, IA

$10.00

This event is all ages

Malcolm London
Malcolm London
MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator & musician. London brings vim & vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head-on. He has appeared on PBS for the first ever televised TED Talk with John Legend & Bill Gates & has shared stages with actor Matt Damon & rapper Lupe Fiasco as a part of the The People Speak, Live! cast. He also appears on Season 2 of TVOne’s Verses & Flow. In 2011, Malcolm London won the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry slam in his native Chicago, scooping the top award as both individual performer & with a team. The poet, performer & activist recently wrote & directed a spoken word infused play responding to the Zimmerman verdict called Two Years Later at the Goodman Theatre with an ensemble of five youth poets. As an organizer London was apart of a historic youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. In November of 2015 London was targeted & arrested by Chicago Police who claimed London assaulted a police officer but due to a international outcry via social media & hundreds of people's presence at Cook County jail for court hearing to address these false claims all charges were dropped the very next day (#FreeMalcolmLondon). London, who runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside friend Chance The Rapper, sees art as the intersection between justice & poetic imagination. Malcolm is now taking what he's learned from teaching & becoming an artivist & putting it into music. His new project OPIA released Oct 17th is available free on Soundcloud & for streaming on iTunes & Apple Music & Spotify
B. Well
B. Well
Started with a thought, turned it into a vision, and now we’re chasing a dream. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Des Moines, IA. Moved to Las Vegas at the age of 13. Graduated with a bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Simpson College in Indianola, IA in 2013.

Music has always been a passion and overall love. It’s love, energy, movement and life, and I do my best to portray that same within my music. Always had a knack for creative writing, and a fascination with hip-hop music. The movement is why I write. It’s not about fashion, liquor, women or material possession. Hip-hop is a way of life, and it’s beautiful. But it’s also a weapon, which must be used wisely. There’s knowledge in my music and intelligence within my lyrics. Take your time and listen. I take my time with my craft, have found a lane, and will forever be progressing.

With the help of my brothers, family and friends I’ve had the opportunity to open for a number of talented artist and share my views. Kid Ink, Dizzy Wright, Riff Raff & Nappy Roots have all made there way through Des Moines, and I’ve been blessed to share the stage with them all. You can find my music on Soundcloud & Youtube : B.Well - (Twitter & Instagram : B_Well_)

Listen, learn, and share. This life is precious, so spread the positivity, listen to the music and remember to smile! Stay up!
Venue Information:
Vaudeville Mews
212 4th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://www.vaudevillemews.com/