Bettws in Bloom

Untitled-1Mufasa, Rufus

Young people from the Bettws in Bloom project, Newport, have been enjoying eight weeks of rap and poetry workshops with Cardiff-based performance poet Zaru Johnson and bilingual rapper Rufus Mufasa. ‘Bettws in Bloom’ offers alternative provision for students from Newport High School. The young people, aged 14 to 18, tackled many topics in the form of rap – including their hometown Bettws (“Bettws/rhymes with ‘Lettuce'”), their friends, relationships, musicians, rappers, as well as drugs and alcohol. Their lyrics were put to a backing beat and made into an EP – Bettws in Bloom. Please click on the link below to hear the songs: