Part of Africa Utopia - MUSIC - THE MUSIC THAT MADE US - Despite creating the sound now immortalised in musical history, Black musicians often did not reap the financial rewards of their talent. The birth of the blues often saw artists concealing the markers of their blackness at the behest of commercial record labels. Today, Dave’s ‘Black’ tops the charts and JHUS’s diasporic rap dominates dancefloors nationwide. This panel looks back at this journey, celebrates and interrogates; what does it mean if Black is the new blueprint for independent success?
SPEAKERS: Davido, Eve, Smade, Chaka Pilgrim
A series of events celebrating and showcasing Black culture. Join us for panels, workshops, talks, music, comedy & more taking place as part of Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia Festival Sept 13-15 in London. Indaba X: Celebrates Black culture with the key drive to inspire & educate all who attend. In tribute to the late Kofi Annan, with all Indaba X proceeds going to charity.