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Soul Café is an intimate monthly music event running from Poplar Union. Featuring Music and Poetry from creatives around London.

On Friday 13th October we will celebrating our Black History Month themed event championing and celebrating black history through a range of performers with different styles.

Yvonne MK

London based singer-songwriter Yvonne MK uses her rich vocals and sweet melodies to create songs that enrich the soul. Touching on pertinent topics such as accountability and letting go, her style is inspired by artists such as Adele, Celeste and Billie Eilish. In the heights of the pandemic, Yvonne began posting both covers and original songs on TikTok. Hundreds of thousands have watched and enjoyed her sombre take on songs such as “Hey Ya!” by Outkast and “Black & Gold” by Sam Sparro. As her Internet presence has risen, so has her concert portfolio, performing at both the V&A Museum and O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Social Media – yvonnemkmusic


Christopha is a Rapper, Writer, and Relentless Dreamer, born and raised in East and North London. Originally a grime MC in the early era of the genre, his sound continued to transform. In 2020, he released the Hidden EP, earning him recognition as a Future Name by BBC Introducing in Bedfordsire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Now, with his project 26 Miles and Running, Christopha is ready to build on that success and is releasing a marathon of music, a single every 2 weeks for the whole year.

Social Media – iamchristopha

Streaming Platforms – Christopha

Laura Dia

Laura Dia is a singer, songwriter and producer. Her music lies within the realms of contemporary R&B, Pop and soul but she also draws inspiration from indie rock, hip hop and her heritage, West Africa. From singing during her mother’s choir practices to doing solo performances at university and in her hometown. She has developed a uniquely polarised voice; delicate and sweet but also powerful and soulful, timbres she can switch between effortlessly.

Social Media – ohdialaura

Streaming Platforms – Laura Dia

Dominic Ajogbei

Nigerian Born poet Dominic discovered his passion for poetry at a young age, using the medium as a means to navigate life’s complexities. His artistry has evolved into a cathartic expression of the raw, unfiltered emotions that course through the human experience. Prepare to embark on an emotional journey like no other as Dominic takes the stage, inviting you to feel, reflect, and connect through the power of storytelling.

Social Media – aj_dominic

Streaming Platforms – Dominic Ajogbei

This event is part of Poplar Union’s Black History Month series, take a look at what other events are taking place here.

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council.

Fri 13 October 7pm

Age range: 18+

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