The Revival of the Live Music Sector After the Impacts of COVID – BHM 2021

Thursday 21 October 2021

This is a virtual panel composed of three prominent B.A.M.E figures in the live music sector who work in different capacities namely as performers, promoters and venue owners.


They will talk to us about the unique opportunities and challenges they faced during lockdown and after lock down. Join us for this exciting discussion as they discuss their very unique experiences and perspectives on the resurgence of the live music sector.

Panellists include:

1. Princess Wonda, an afrobeats artist and performer who has had multiple UK chart entries such as two number 1 singles on the iTunes World music and a single charting at number 13 on Nigerian iTunes.

2. Michael Bullion, the founder of the black owned media house Tribe Urban entertainment whose facilities boast a radio station, recording studio, podcast suite and video recording studio.

3. Solomon Onaolapo, founder of Pie Radio and an event organiser based in Manchester who played an integral part in hosting one of the biggest Amapiano events in the UK- ‘Kings of Amapiano’, with headliners such as Major league DJz, DBN Gogo, Focalistic, Davido and many more.


These activities are co-organised by DCMS BAME Network in partnership with the cross-government Civil Service Race Forum and race networks from BEIS, DCMS, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, DIT, Department for Levelling Up, Ministry and Housing, DWP, Government Communications Headquarters, Home Office, Legal Aid Agency, Ofgem, Scottish Government and the Submarine Delivery Agency Defence Equipment & Support.

This event is only open to public servants working in government departments, agencies, partner organisations and arms length bodies. Please RSVP using your work email address or your registration will be rejected.

The MS Teams joining link will be sent one working day before the event.

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