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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

FREE online Q&A with multi award-winning Soweto Kinch

Festival co-founders Empty Shop are delivering some life-after-covid think pieces and online Q&A events. The next session is with 2017 DJAZZ headliner and multi award-winning saxophonist, Soweto Kinch.

Online Event: Wednesday 15th July, 7pm
Free to attend but registration required.
Book via Eventbrite

The series takes a look at a different segment of culture and invites experts to write a guest blog post and take part in an online talk/Q&A.

For the session on music, the invited expert is award-winning saxophonist, composer, poet, MC and producer and festival organiser, Soweto Kinch.

In his vital think-piece, Soweto discusses how his latest album, The Black Peril, confronts some of the injustices and inequalities under the ‘old normal’ and how he is using the restricted conditions of lockdown to create new work, and find new audiences.

His article is hugely relevant and comes at a really important time - digging into the dynamics of class and culture and race and heritage, all set against the backdrop of touring a new album during the coronavrius pandemic and at the start of the single largest wave of anti-racist protests.
The online event is a follow up to this piece of writing and takes place on Wednesday 15th July at 7pm. It's free to attend but registration required.
Read the think-piece   Register for the Q&A

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