Black Music And A History Of Racism In Britain: Dec. 7 1507-Dec. 7 2020

Monday Dec. 7 2020, 6-9pm GMT

Video-led presentation by history consultant Kwaku ends Monday Xtra History Sessions focusing on British black music’s history with racism.

PROGRAMME:
Xtra History Final 2020 Session
Dec. 7 Black Music And A History Of Racism In Britain: Dec. 7 1507-Dec. 7 2020
Music industry and history consultant Kwaku presents a video-assisted presentation mapping out a complex 500+ year history of the interaction between black music and African musicians, and racism in Britain. Based mainly on documented facts with anecdotal and assumptive asides, it covers from the wicked consequences, the surprising, the resilience, the conquering, the I-didn’t-know-that to the fancy-that, and lots more in between! An unmissable learning forum with space for you to have your say.

Xtra History Final 2020 Session early bird £5 until Nov. 30: www.bitly.com/MusicAndRacism1507_2020

Following on from the various Zoom meetings we’ve organised and been consumed by hundreds of attendees from Britain and beyond, we’ve decided to offer a special, more focused programme for a small group serious about learning about British African history not commonly covered elsewhere.

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These are the other Sessions. Check www.bitly.com/NovDecXtra to book

Nov. 16 Today Brixton Is Locked Off: The Day Black Lives Matter Shut Down Brixton. Special Guest: Political activist Marc Wadsworth
In the summer of 2016 a BLM protest locked down Brixton for over six hours without major incident. But how do young heads learn from the elders in order to strategise their activism?

Nov. 23 Police And The Criminalising Of The African British Youths By Numbers. Special Guest: Community activist Cecil Gutzmore
Highlights little-known and cause célèbre cases involving groups of African youths, such as Tottenham Court Road Two, Stockwell Six, Oval Four, Mangrove Nine, Waterloo Four and the Thornton Heath 15.

Nov. 30 Reading British African History In Books. Special Guest: Community historian Tony Warner
A look at the history of documenting British African history in books; highlighting a selection of recently published lists, a personal selection and reflection by the special guest, plus opportunities to order books on the night.

Dec. 7 Black Music And A History Of Racism In Britain: Dec. 7 1507-Dec. 7 2020: Music industry and history consultant Kwaku presents a video-assisted presentation mapping out a complex 500+ year history of the interaction between black music and African musicians, and racism in Britain. Based mainly on documented facts with anecdotal and assumptive asides, it covers from the wicked consequences, the surprising, the resilience, the conquering, the I-didn’t-know-that to the fancy-that, and lots more in between! An unmissable learning forum with space for you to have your say.

Produced by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), and RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry).

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