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Talk - Music, Movement, Power: Blackness and Sonic Resistance

  • 28 February 2018
  • 6pm-8pm
  • Martin Hall Theatre, Loughborough University

About this event

There are a myriad of forces at work that prevent, enable and force movement. Borders prevent freedom of movement between states. Police and private security regulate movement through social space. Social housing tenants are forcibly relocated as areas are gentrified.

Such issues disproportionately affect black people. Yet being made to move is not always a negative phenomenon; and a number of black musicians and artists have explored the role that music can play in creating times and spaces of collective empowerment to subvert, resist and overcome these power structures.

With contributions from musicians, artists and academics, this event explores the relationships between blackness, music, and the (in)ability to move. What is the relationship between grime and social housing? What does it mean when songs can cross borders but people can’t? How might music work within, against, and beyond a world in which free movement is denied to so many?

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Contact and booking details

Name
Lizzie Hobbs
Email address
e.hobbs@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
FREE
Booking required?
No