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Working Group on Club Culture and the Politics of Bass

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Working Group on Club Culture + the Politics of Bass

Friday, November 24 2017

Anatomy Museum

11:00 - 17:00



Why do club worlds offer such a refuge for queer people of colour? How to explain the lack of black queer-owned club spaces in London (and elsewhere) despite the rich histories of nightlife and sound system culture that emerged in the UK with the wave of Caribbean migration in the 70s and 80s? How should the black queer club feel?


Supported by Somerset House Studios and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, this working group on club culture and the politics of bass brings together a diverse array of scholars and artists invested in the politics and pleasures of the dance floor, the nightclub and the DJ booth. What is the relationship between listening and queerness, and between listening and community? The working group is part of a research project funded by Somerset House Studios and the Cultural Institute titled Boom! The Politics of Black Sound and is co-directed by Evan Ifekoya and madison moore.


Participants include:


BBZ

Dhanveer Singh Brar

Josh Caffe

Luis-Manuel Garcia

Evan Ifekoya
Ari Robey-Lawrence

madison moore

Rachael Williams


On Saturday, November 25th from 20:00 the working group will be followed by BOOM! A Rave in Blackness that will take place in The Deadhouse, a space underneath the Somerset House courtyard with music stretching from techno to r’n’b, and from house to experimental music. Evan Ifekoya curates a selection of sound works that explore the relationship between listening and queerness, and between listening and community, with contributions from black artists from across the gender spectrum including Josh Caffe, Venus Ex Machina, madison moore, ShyOne and Marcia Carr.




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