Our event, Keeping it Real? A Critical Race & Musical Performance is on November 20th at 11am – 12pm at Dock 10, BBC Philharmonic, MediaCityUK, M50 2BH
Check out MMU‘s event on page 49!
Organised by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Keeping it Real? focuses on creative responses to race issues and will feature an original commission and worldwide premiere of a new acoustic hip hop/grime track for vocalist, MC, strings and electronics. This is a joint project between Dr Ornette Clennon (composer) and members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Participants in the project will also include youth from the Intensive Alternative Custody programme and other youth groups working with the CLR James Community Trust. The young people will have collaborated with Dr Clennon and a team of musicians from the CLR James Community Trust to write the lyrics for the song called Keeping it Real?The performance will showcase some of the young people’s ideas about BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) representation in popular culture. The event will also feature the screening of a film of the workshops behind the creation of the work and a short Q+A session where the young people will be able to answer questions about the creative process and social issues that they encountered and discussed.
Download the Keeping it Real? participant flyer here.
Our partners for this event include:
CLR James Community Trust
Manchester and Trafford Youth Offending Services
Making Education a Priory (MEaP)
British Psychological Society (BPS)