San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Despite the UK being a melting-pot of cultures, black and ethnic minorities are too often under-represented in various categories of the media - including the British music industry.
In our final series of "Diversity and the Media" we'll be questioning, "where is the 'black' in British music?" To help us answer this will be a panel of music industry professionals and musicians.
This event will highlight various black musical influences i.e. Reggae, Garage, Afrobeat etc, that have contributed towards the making of what British music is today. How is British Black music represented, and who represents it?...
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On the panel:
Ruby Mulraine: A former BBC Executive Producer at BBC Radio 1Xtra and a career delivering groundbreaking content across Digital, Radio, Film and TV. She has sat as a judge for The Mobo, Radio Academy and Brit Awards. She runs the production company Black Music Canteen. www.blackmusiccanteen.com @bmcanteen
Kwaku: Founder of Black Music Congress www.BritishBlackMusic.com @BBMBMC
Remel London: TV & Radio Presenter. Known for her love of UK music and entertainment she is the face and lead presenter of online platform Link Up TV, a voice over specialist on BBC Radio 1Xtra and one of the faces of SKY 1’s What’s Up www.remellondon.com @Remel_London
Ace: DJ Ace has been a leading DJ, raido host and presenter for over 10 years. Catch him regularly on BBC 1xtra or tearing down clubs across the world www.moreace.com @DJAce
Chaired by Akua founder of The British Blacklist @BritBlacklist
Performance from MOAK - Spoken word artist.
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Refreshments provided by Delly's Caribbean (Camberwell branch).
* Donation tickets are non-refundable
"Diversity and the Media" discussion series was set up by UAL African Caribbean Society President, Kai Lutterodt, in an attempt to challenge University of the Arts London's lack of diverse guest lecture speakers - and topics. Hosting a rage of guest lecture events with an emphasis on diversity, allows us to collaborate with black and ethnic minority industry professionals and give them a platform to engage, educate and motivate (especially black) students.
Statistics show that black student at UAL are 19% less likely to get a First of 2-1 compared to their white peers. By holding engaging topic discussion and inviting industry professionals from minority backgrounds who can give a different alternative to a very Eurocentric curriculum, we hope to contribute towards a steady decline in the attainment gap.
Please support our bid by attending our events, and spreading the word!
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UALACS is University of the Arts London African Caribbean Society. We organise events for members to create geater awaress of African, Caribbean and Afro-Latino culture. We welcome all UAL students to join our society regardless of nationality or ethnicity.
Find out more about us www.ualacs.org