- Category: PA 2004
Popular Durban spoken word artist Iain EwokRobinson operates on any stage, from classical Shakespeare, to smoky slam, to hard-hitting Hip Hop. One half of MC duo Illuminating Shadows, Freestyle Battle Champion (African Hip Hop Indaba 2004), Slam competitor (5th place World Slampionship Rotterdam 2005, 1st Place Poetry Africa Slamjam 2007 Johannesburg/Durban) and theatre practitioner, Ewok spent 2006 travelling South Africa with his first one-man Hip Hop theatre piece One Mind, One Mouth, One Mic. The show combines his Hip Hop and theatre lifestyles in a 50 minute non-stop lyrical air strike.
In 2007, Ewok debuted his second one man Hip Hop theatre piece Spitfire, winning two awards at theMUSHO! Theatre Festival in Durban. His other shows include Bombstyle (2008) and "Iain EWOK Robinson is LIVE!" (2010). His debut album Higher Flyer For Hirewas released independently in 2007 and Echoing Green Press published his first book of poetry and lyrics, Word: Customized Hype in November of that year.
Ewok’s other releases include Spoken Word flavoured Electronica influenced Glitch to the Hip Hop Spitmunky(2010), The Psycles E.P. (Illuminating Shadows 2009),Pimp My Poetry (2nd collection of Spoken Word text, Echoing Green Press 2010) and the Cats From Underdog Country project (2010).
Hip Hop and poetry have seen Ewok perform on numerous world stages, including at the Rotterdam 36th Poetry International Festival in 2005, HIFA 2009 in Zimbabwe, Uppsala International Poetry Festival in 2010, and most recently the 21st Medellin International Poetry Festival (Colombia).
2010 saw the launch of “Poetry off the Page”, a ten module Poetry course aimed at Grades 11 and 12 English scholars.
Seriously? is the 5th one-man theatre show written and performed by Ewok and shows at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in September 2012.