Hear from MIXUP act Alisha Kadir ahead of her acoustic set at Summer in Southside afterparty

My interview with Alisha Kadir ahead of Summer in Southside

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog

With just three days left till Summer in Southside, our Hippodrome Ambassadors Heather and Sipho caught up with some of the artists set to perform at the festival to find out more about their work.

They chatted to singer-songwriter Alisha Kadir, one of four acoustic acts opening Saturday night’s MIX UP event in the Stageside Bar opposite the theatre. Alisha will lead the line-up from 8pm, followed by Birmingham-based performers Transits, Ed Geater and Elektric.

Alisha describes her music as “ranty, political songs that are presented very softly”

“I like writing about the balance of power and how power works,” she said.

Nevertheless, she doesn’t see herself as having been heavily influenced by other political artists.

“I tend not to listen to anything that’s like the stuff I do. There are artists that I admire but they don’t necessarily influence my work. For example, I listen to…

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