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Black Lives in Music: A Celebration of Black Music

Black Lives in Music: A Celebration of Black Music – A five-part series created and produced by Black Lives in Music on YouTube

Hosted by presenter and broadcaster Zeze Millz, the video series will welcome different guests each week, beginning with composer, singer, songwriter and cellist Ayanna Witter Johnson and 2018’s BBC Young Jazz Musician winner Xhosa Cole. Also featuring in future episodes are: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 2016’s BBC Young Musician Award winner who performed at the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, plus Sons of Kemet band leader Shabaka Hutchings, music psychologist and researcher Natasha Hendry and musician Jake Isaac.

Throughout the series guests will discuss their experiences as Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse artists, from how they got into music and began their careers, to their thoughts on the future of Black lives in the music industry. All videos were filmed at Mindspace Hammersmith – high-end workspaces, and are sponsored by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

“It’s called ‘Black Lives in Music: A Celebration of Black Music’ which gives you a sense of what Zeze will be talking about with her guests. It will be a focus on the journey and experiences of some of the most respected music creators today.” says BLiM Co-founder and Chief Executive Charisse Beaumont.


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