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Saturday, 19 November 2016

What is this New Black in Black Popular Culture?KEYNOTE SPEAKER: @Benokri @c_compounds #Blackisthenewblack

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'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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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