Festival Republic StageSunday2:30 pm
They say our home defines us.
For Hak Baker, that place was the Isle of Dogs in East London, somewhere that permeates his music to this very day. It was here he remembers sitting in the kitchen as a young child, listening to his mother and sister sing Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” Oxtail soup on the stove. After winning a
singing competition in primary school, Hak claims he was tricked into joining a choir, a move that may well have helped to unearth his rare vocal talent. But it was also here he first encountered true diversity, engaging through music with kids from all backgrounds and falling in love with the chaotic yet beautiful multiplicity of the city he called home.