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The Music That Made Us

Part of Africa Utopia

How does the music made by black artists, from Afrobeat to drill, hip-hop to grime, explore the breadth of blackness?

At a panel discussion with guest speakers Stonebwoy and Eve, we examine how music reflects and defines cultures.

How do we match the beats of heritage rhythms with contemporary notes? What is the music that made us and how does it offset our truths?

This event is presented in association with Indaba X.

Stonebwoy is an award-winning Ghanaian Afro pop, dancehall and reggae artist. He recorded his first track in a family studio a decade ago and has been recording ever since.

With his electrifying and energetic performances, he has attracted a large fan base across the world including the UK, USA, Australia, Italy and Amsterdam, sharing the stage with acts such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, MHD, Morgan Heritage and Wizkid.

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Purcell Room


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