Decolonising Music (Black History Month Edition)

Saturday 23 October 2021

A BIPOC-only discussion group to celebrate the beauty of Black music.

Welcome to our monthly ‘Decolonising…’ series of BIPOC-only discussion groups that bring radical conversations and decolonial inspiration to help us get free and challenge oppression in our daily lives.

Let’s celebrate Black History Month by exploring the very heart of Black culture. Black artists have dominated the music industry and continue to lead the way across genres by innovating and pushing boundaries. Music is also an intrinsic part of our storytelling and provides a tool for surviving racial trauma, mourning and celebrating what it means to be Black.

Our session will involve listening to a selection of Black music while exploring the themes below. If you would like to suggest some songs for the evening please send us the titles via email.


  • What is colonisation?
  • How has our music been colonised?
  • How can we decolonise the music we make and listen to?


Kim Loliya (she/her) is the founder of Black Psychotherapy, a mental health service providing counselling/psychotherapy, workshops and courses to BIPOC communities. Through African-centred and decolonial principles, Black Psychotherapy provides culturally-appropriate and trauma-sensitive care that acknowledges and mitigates the impact of racism and oppression.

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