The Outlook Orchestra ft. Killa P, Newham Generals + More
Have you ever wondered what a 20-piece orchestra would sound like paired with some of the biggest names in grime and hip hop? Well, you’re in luck, because this amazing collaboration of genres is coming to the Southbank Centre. The Outlook Orchestra is joined by Killa P, Newham Generals and Foreign Beggars (to name a few) to bring you the biggest sound system anthems with a classical touch. It doesn’t get better than this.
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Gaika Presents: Club 88
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