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Cultural Compounds: What is this ‘New’ Black in Black Popular Culture?


Join the debate - Black cultural practice and dynamic theory is more relevant than ever!


In a global society made up people with multiple cultural references and hybrid identities, how do we name ourselves?



Explore, examine and challenge with acclaimed writer Ben Okri and a panel of cultural activists, theorists, professionals and practicing artists: what we mean when we talk about “Black”; Who is setting the agenda? What do we need to consider for the future?





Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016 – 9am – 9pm.

Ve
nue: SOAS, University of London, Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)



Keynote speaker:

Ben Okri



Panelists during the day include:
Chardine Taylor Stone 
Inua Ellams 
Kojey Radical 
Patrick Vernon
N'GonĂ© Fall 
Kevin Le Gendre 
Robi Walters
Liv Little 
Ayishat Akanbi 
Kehinde Andrews 
Kinsi Abdulleh 
Jacob Whittingham 
Lola Okolosie
Aaron Christian
Justin McKenzie

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Book Tickets:


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WHAT IS THIS ‘NEW’ BLACK IN BLACK POPULAR CULTURE?


9-9.30 Registration
9.30-10 Intro/Welcome/Housekeeping 


10–11.30 Session 1 – Music

Chair – Kevin Le Gendre
Chardine Taylor Stone
Kojey Radical
Justin Mckenzie 



11.30-12 Break

12–1.30 Session 2 – Idols and Icons 
Chair: Lola Okolosie
Kinsi Abdulleh
Inua Ellams
Robi Walters



1.30–2.30 Lunch 

2.30–4.00 Session 3 - Cultural Theory 

Chair: Patrick Vernon
Ngone Fall
Jacob Whittingham
Kehinde Andrews


4–4.30 Break


4.30–6.00 Session 4 - Style
Film screening – ‘London Locks’ - Best Documentary at the New Renaissance London Film Festival
   

Chair: Fiona Compton 
Liv Little
Aaron Christian
Ayishat Akanbi


6.00–6.15   Close



6.15-7.00 Reception
7.00–7.30 Spoken Word Pertformance
7.30 – 9pm Ben Okri – Keynote speaker / Q&A/book Signing




Books and magazines will be on sale

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BBC TV Programme / Black is the New Black