In The Round Festival with Hak Baker

Season 1, Episode 1,  Feb 04, 05:00 PM

Ahead of his headline gig at the Roundhouse, Hak Baker sits down to discuss the UK class system, prison time, switching genres and Bricks In The Wall.

From chorister to convict, grime MC to folk singer and pioneer of the sound ‘G-folk’ which blends the two, East London’s Hak Baker presents Bricks in the Wall as part of In the Round Festival. 

After soundcheck, Hak joins Erica McKoy in the Transmission Roundhouse studio as they break down what it means to be a working class musician, making good use of prison time and Hak's self-curated line-up at the Roundhouse.

Bringing G-folk to the UK in a big way, Hak Baker redefines what it means to be a folk singer in the capital, blending grime and gritty lyrics with unadorned vocal talents. Whether chronicling his own experiences or those of the people around him, Hak Baker’s music offers an indispensable insight into the struggles of the working classes in 2021/22. 

The injustices, the hustle, the heartache: it’s all there to be discovered as this remarkably unique artist takes to the stage. Surround yourself in music with the ultimate gig experience at In the Round Festival. 

Renowned for eclectic line-ups performing special, one-off gigs with full seating set around our circular stage, you’ll get closer to your favourite artists and treated to the bespoke shows that see collaborations and surprises, all making for a truly unique and special experience.

Presenter: Erica McKoy