Hussain Manawer Delivers Thought Provoking Track ‘I’m Ashamed’

DATE: 29.3.17
You may be already familiar with poet Hussain Manawer, after all he did just set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Worlds Largest Mental Health Lesson’ at London’s Hackney Empire. But if not I’m here to tell you about him and his newly released inspiring spoken word piece I’m Ashamed.
Known for his mental health activism and poetry Hussain, explores the current state of the world’s mental health on this track, by touching on the global climate as well as mentioning some of the reported injustices taking place around the world today over a dramatic beat, produced by Moghul Veyron.
Using a combination of artistic word play and incorporating viral social media commentary that I’m sure listeners will relate to, I’m Ashamed is a thought-provoking track that allows us to open our eyes to what is around us, giving us the chance to absorb the deeper meaning behind the track.
On discussing his process Hussain Manawer said:
“Reading the news and playing out my day-to-day, I feel a lot of emotions and more often than not, things have a tendency to weigh heavy on me. Performance poetry gives me the opportunity to capture my imagination in words. It allows me to express those feelings and abstract thoughts in a way that provides a release and helps me to make sense of things.”
I’m Ashamed is taken from Manawer’s upcoming EP Am I Going Too Deep which is set for release on May 8th during Mental Health Awareness week.
Interesting Fact: Manawer will be the first British Muslim in space after winning the Kruger Cowne Rising Star competition, beating a whopping 30,000 entrants.
Check out I’m Ashamed below: