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Wednesday 13 January 2021

Street Prophet Pa Salieu Set To Play Brighton's Great Escape Festival On Back Of Success Of Send Them to Coventry Mixtape

Pa Salieu, who is set to play Brighton's Great Escape Festival in 2021, is a 23-year-old rapper from Coventry. He is proud of his Gambian heritage, fluent in Wolof and keen to represent his culture wherever possible.
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He blends his West Midlands upbringing & Gambian heritage into a uniquely powerful brand of rap that has seen him carve out space as an exciting new voice in British music.

Pa has a deep-rooted belief that music is a calling bigger than him, whether that's down to his families tribe"s folk music background or the death of his close friend AP which drove him to write his first lyrics.

He is a pioneering force across British youth culture – whose message and energy knows, no borders. 

A street prophet – an old spirit, old soul who offers a fresh and fiercely independent look at a life that many can relate too. 

 
Pa dropped his debut mixtape Send Them to Coventry this month to much success.

Pitchfork said of the album:

"This is an extraordinarily assured first offering from a young artist capable of surprising at every turn. 

"The result is not so much a foreboding portrait of a forgotten, boom-and-bust city, but an invitation to a place and people unduly ignored—and an introduction to an artist who won't be. 

"Not so much sent to Coventry, then, as visiting voluntarily."

Pa Salieu plays The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, on Friday 14th May 2021. CLICK HERE for more details.

by: Mike Cobley




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