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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.

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'Goné 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:



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


BBC TV Programme / Black is the New Black

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