Poetic Pilgrimage are an exciting up-and-coming female Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo set to take the world by storm with their fresh sound, intelligent lyrics and courageous characters. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female outfits around and are unafraid to express themselves through the art of rhyme, covering personal, socio-political, uplifting and insightful themes.
Their intention is to make progressive Hip Hop music that fuses their African and Caribbean roots, the musical and spirtual traditions of their faith with their musical tastes such as World Music, Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul and beyond, providing a refreshing backdrop to their simple message of peace,unity and freedom.
Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor were both born in Bristol to Jamaican parents, and have been performing together as Poetic Pilgrimage for 6 years. The early part of their career saw them as favourites on the London poetry circuit where they performed alongside some of the biggest names often to standing ovations and they have become forerunners in the UK Muslim Hip Hop scene, striving succesfully to bridge the gap between their community and the wider Hip Hop and music scene, encapusulated when they were the support act for Talib Kweli earlier this year in Oslo, Norway.
Poetic Pilgrimage are now working with a highly talented band so watch out for the evolution of their sound! In addition Poetic Pilgrimage are workshop facilitators and highly value the ability to teach Poetry and Hip Hop to a younger generation who can use their own words to change their realities.