Monday Xtra History Sessions

Monday Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 2020, 6-9pm (UK)

Monday xtra 2020

Video led forums that speak to the history of British black music; Marcus Garvey & UNIA-ACL; an African pre- Windrush & NHS nurse; music biz & racism and how the music industry is dealing with it. Led by music industry and history consultant Kwaku.

These via Zoom Sessions aim to improve knowledge of history through an accessible and engaging manner for a deliberately wide audience, that cuts across age; ethnicity; geographical location; knowledge specialism; or industry or fraternity associations. In other words, ALL are welcome!

Sep. 7
A HISTORY OF BRITISH BLACK MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES: Taking a two millennia trip through British black music history.

Sep. 14
HIGHLIGHTING MARCUS GARVEY, UNIA & GARVEYISM THROUGH FILM: Providing the backstory to the work of Marcus Garvey & the UNIA-ACL 80:100.

Sep. 21
I WAS IN NURSING BEFORE WINDRUSH AND THE NHS: Life of an African who started her nursing career in UK in 1947.

Sep 28
THE RE:IMI UK MUSIC INDUSTRY AND RACISM FILM REMIX: The history of racism in British music and how the industry is dealing with it in a post-George Floyd/#BlackOutTuesday world.

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Each session begins with the screening of a specially made or re-configured video that provides some historical context to the topic of discussion. This is followed by a discussion on any aspect of points raised in the video, led by Kwaku with input from special guest(s). A poll is conducted towards the end, to gauge attendee views on particular aspects of the discussion.

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