From Africa To UK/US Popular Music

9 September 2021

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Venue: Antiuni Online: Virtual Classroom 1

Organiser: Kwaku Kwaku

Making it within UK and US popular music or the crossover market is often difficult for the indigenes, and much harder for foreigners. Whilst black music, which has its roots in Africa, can be argued is the bedrock of UK/US popular music, and there’s a prevalence of African American and British African artists who’ve made it within the UK/US popular music scene, how many artists or musicians from Africa do you know who’ve made a mark within UK/US popular music?

BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress founder and historical musicologist Kwaku will be answering this question, using records and videos. The audience is also expected to engage with the discourse by suggesting any continental African musicians or artists Kwaku may have left out. How far back can we go? Come join is this fun history and music Zoom event.

This is a family-friendly AntiUniversity Now event led by BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress, Music4Causes and BTWSC/African Histories Revisited. Peep https://BBM.eventbrite.com and https://AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com for our music and history events.