Pa Salieu Announces UK Tour; Releases New ‘Afrikan Rebel’ EP
Pa Salieu has released a new EP, ‘Afrikan Rebel’ and revealed details of a 2021 UK tour. You can listen to the track ‘Style & Fashion’ below.
The rising rapper’s follow-up to his debut mixtape ‘Send Them To Coventry’ is a three-track collection that features his West African contemporaries Tay Iwar, Zlatan and Obongjayar.
Discussing the new EP in a statement, the artist said: “Fundamentally ‘Afrikan Rebel’ is about being proud and loud about where you come from.
“For me that is Africa. Growing up in the UK especially having spent my early years in Gambia wasn’t always easy being black and especially not black African with an African accent, but I have always been taught to be proud of who I am and have never shied away from that fact for better or for worse.”
In support of the EP, Pa Salieu will head out on a UK tour in November. The dates begin in Bristol before taking in shows in London, Leeds and more, alongside a hometown show at the Kasbah in Coventry.
Last month Pa Salieu played a secret set at Reading Festival, which NME called “one of the weekend’s best”. The review added: “With a moshpit opens up and everyone jumps in unison, Salieu’s secret set is truly an exclusive party. Given that the headliners have, so far, been a little lacklustre this weekend, Pa Salieu showed everyone how it was done.”
Pa Salieu is also shortlisted for the 2021 Britain’s premier award ceremony for Rap & Grime, the Rated Awards, which returns to celebrate the best talent in the UK music scene over the last 12 months at a virtual ceremony streaming on Thursday 16 September at 7pm BST.
Pa Salieu plays the following dates:
22 November – Bristol, Thekla
23 November – Manchester, Academy 3
24 November – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
26 November – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
27 November – Coventry, Kasbah
29 November – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
30 November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms.
Buy the ‘Afrikan Rebel’ EP here.