The Creative Industries Festival 2021: “Yuh cyah play mas if yuh fraid powder” – Caribbean legacies and creativity in Oxford.

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  • Everyone




On the first anniversary of the killing of George Floyd which sparked anti-racism protests around the world, this roundtable highlights experiences and projects of Caribbean creatives in Oxford.

Caribbean cultural forms, arts and intellectual thought have contributed substantially to British and European societies. Yet their impact is often not acknowledged and their political potential is undermined, because post/coloniality and raciality are not only historical legacies but they constitute contemporary creative industries.

In conversation with Euton Daley (Unlock the Chains Collective), Amantha Edmead (Kuumba Nia Arts) and Haroun Shah (Nostalgia Steelband and Carnival Club) we will discuss the history of diverse art forms in the UK, current initiatives and future possibilities for Caribbean creative expressions.