Sounding Dark will be a discussion on the World's obsession with black voices. A varied panel will explore how black voices are marketed through music, film, culture and politics. What is the definitive black voice? There are still social presumptions surrounding the black voice, black bodies and black culture yet creatives such as Beyonce, NAS and Rihanna often reign over the charts.
Panelists include Ayishat Akanbi, Chris Christoloudou and Tristam Adams.
Activist, stylist, writer Ayishat has styled JLS, WizKid, Amir Khan, Cher Lloyd and Dizzee Rascal, and is currently stylist to the international music artist, Labrinth.
Chris Christodoulou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. His research is concerned with the role of accelerated culture in electronic dance music scenes and subcultures.
While Tristam Adams is a theorist, writer and PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London (Visual Cultures Department). He is currently writing his PhD thesis exploring the relations between voice and horror. He blogs theory and posts short stories.
You can book tickets to this debate surrounding black voices and music here.
When: Friday September 9th, 2pm
Where: ICA, the Mall.