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The Crossover is a multi-disciplinary performance art project initiated in 2018 in Cork City featuring collaborations between Cork performance poets, rappers, musicians and visual artists. After collaborative adventures in Cork City and Vancouver, The Crossover comes to The Kino in the spirit of promoting positive mental health.

It aims to highlight expression as a vital activity for someone experiencing mental health difficulties.

The performance is dedicated to the late Dublin poet Paul Curran.

A regular of the Cork music scene for a good 15 years, Jus’Me comes from the dying school of DJs that collect rare records and have no qualms about wrecking them by cutting them up. His sets tend to be forward thinking and eclectic while managing to stay crowd pleasing and fun. Easily moving over a wide range genres and tempos with smooth blends and tasteful cuts.

Jus is one of Corks busiest DJs, holding down residencies in Dali, the Crane Lane, The Roundy, Cask and Vicarstown to name a few, He's busy as a promoter with the Cuttin’ Heads Collective as well as being a turntablist with Ophelia's band BassNeeds. He’s a regular at festivals all over Ireland and over the last year has played in Berlin and Poland. He’s handled warm up duties for names like The Pharcyde, Peanut Butter Wolf, Grandmaster Flash, Invisible Skratch Piklz, The Mouse Outfit and Traxman. Bubba Shakespeare
Bubba is a 31 year old Singer, Rapper, Poet, Comedian and Youtube presenter with The LabTV Ireland.
He is currently The frontman for a cover band called Clockworks and they most likely played at your debs. He takes to the streets with The Lab Tv to ask the public questions along the lines of “Why do you think life is class?”, “What would you do if couldn’t fail?” and “What is the purpose of your life?”
You find them on Youtube at The LabTV Ireland or on facebook using the same name.

Bubba is a man on one mission and that’s to remind you why…... you're class.
His ep entitled understanding my shadow is due for release at the end of January and it aims to invoke and promote an honest approach to mental health and bottles up emotions. We are all class it's just a journey to the why.
 
Ciarán MacArtain

Ciaran is a poet, producer and theatre artist from Glasheen in Cork City. He has performed his poetry locally, nationally and internationally since 2011. In 2018 he performed at LitFest in Voulmentin in France and at Festival dos Edos in Courel, Galicia in Spain. In 2017 he and Stan Notte represented Cork as cultural ambassadors to Coventry as part of the Cork-Coventry Twin Cities Cultural Exchange. A chapbook Spoken Worlds: Sound as Character was published for the occasion. He is a member of The Choke Collective, a regular contributor and board member of Obheal and is Artistic Director of Strive Theatre. The Crossover was his original concept and he has managed the project since its inception in January 2018. He was a collaborator and lighting designer for the projects previous incarnations in Dali & Gala in March and in Dali Cork in November 2018.
 
 
Spekulativ Fiktion 
 

Spekulativ Fiktion is a rapper, beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist. His award winning Effigies ep was released in 2018 (via Unscene Music), a year which saw multiple headline shows in Ireland and the UK as well as unrelenting festival stop offs including Body & Soul, Indiependance, It Takes a Village, Vantastival, Townlands Carnival, Cork Midsummer Festival and more.

"A poet with no fear when it comes to pushing boundaries and mixing genres, and that’s what makes his sound so unique." - BBC Radio Ulster

"A hallucinatory world of hazy grooves, fractured beats, and philosophical musings." - Irish Examiner

“One of Cork’s guiding lights in hip-hop.” - District Magazine

Alana Daly Mulligan
 
Alana Daly Mulligan is a 19-year old award-winning spoken-word “artivist” and filmmaker hailing from Waterford. She has been involved in all things community and culture for over a decade, working alongside Red Kettle Theatre Company and subsequently Little Red Kettle as an actor, stage manager and props maker. Alana is the co-founder of the open mic Modwords Cork and Europe’s first young writers’ festival The Lit Young Writers Festival, and brought the collective to the All Together Now Festival (Aug. 2018).  Her spoken word activism films are nationally acclaimed and have garnered over 80K views across a variety of social media platforms. Alana studies English and History in University College Cork and is an active citizenship scholar under UCC’s Quercus Talented Students’ Programme.
 
Matthew Moynihan
 
Matthew Moynihan is a poet, broadcaster and journalist who currently works as a current affairs presenter for UCC FM. His work has been published in Barking Sycamores, Brain of Forgetting, Solstice Sounds, A Vent Zine and Stanzas, among many others. He has performed as a guest poet at The Psoken Wrod, Under The Hammers, 99/1, the First Fortnight Festival and at Sling Slang. He is studying a BA in Arts in UCC and is currently working on growing a beard and diversifying his creative output.
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