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WATCH: New Moor Mother Video
Christian Eede , July 13th, 2017 12:06

The Philadelphia-based artist shares eight minutes of spoken word shot in South London

Moor Mother has emerged as a particularly refreshing voice both inside and outside of music in recent years, owing in part to her politically charged brand of rap and poetry and often improvisational shows which mean that no two live sets are ever the same.

In a new Boiler Room video, streaming exclusively above, Moor Mother, aka Camae Ayewa, shares eight minutes of spoken word and rap, often with little more than the wind providing accompaniment to her impassioned delivery.

Titled 'South London' and captured in the area amongst high-rise tower blocks, the video sees Ayewa touch on a number of subjects surrounding forms of injustice, such as ongoing wars, corporate control and racism, frequently staring down the camera as she shares her lyrics.

The video was filmed in late April by Boiler Room's Sonny Jake, and features three unheard poems - two of which are from her archive. The other was written specifically for the brutalist setting of Brandon Estate, Kennington where the video was filmed.

Read our recent interview with Moor Mother, discussing the political element of her music and her 2016 debut album among other subjects, here.

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