Grime as a genre has clear, concurrent messaging and all round a scene that comes together in time of need. This was shown recently by the #Grime4Corbyn event and campaign, past charity shows and the fundraising and support many people within the scene give to the wider community. With this is in mind is is no surprise people have worked hard to set up and run two events tonight for two different but important causes.
Grime Aid is an event in response to the crisis in Somalia with food shortages and lack of clean water leading to an alarming amount of people losing their lives. By providing financial support to aid organisations working hard out in Somalia this is an example of Grime taking notice of bigger issues in the world and our community supporting those less fortunate than ourselves.
The event ran by Noisey Music is at Kamio tonight and tickets are available via Dice with big names like P Money Donae’O, Big Tobz, Bonkaz already announced and more surprise appearances likely. With Grime Aid becoming a regularly event and supporting different causes annually let’s make sure we support it and the cause it stands for.
The #Grime4Grenfell event is in response to the recent Grenfell tower block fire. With many people losing their lives and those lucky enough to survive still losing their homes and belongings the money raised from this Boiler Room grime set will go towards emergency support for the families effected. This tragedy is something that needs to bring the whole of London together in order to support those whose lives have been turned upside down.
Run by Burnout LDN, the event is three hours long, starting at 8 at Osram Court, with details on how to gain access being given on the flyer. There will be a variety of activities and the music throughout the event will be run by the highly talented collective “New Grime Order”. All donations will go to the families so drop by and chill and give as generously as you can.