The Un-Convention team are looking forward to Un-Convention Voices at Roundhouse. We have over 50 special guest speakers and some very special performances. We hope to see you there...
Un-Convention Voices looks at political voices and social messages through spoken word, hip hop, social media, art and culture. It’s about people’s voices and getting them heard. Two simultaneous events connecting with each other in real time Roundhouse, London UK with The Museum of Modern Art, Medellin Colombia explore the voices and messages of young people through art and digital. The day explores the sounds, ideas and projects that help change the world and society and make people think differently.
Panels include Female Voices with a panel of female MCs, Hip Hop (live from the barrios of Colombia), Politicisation of music, Creativity and social media in places of armed conflict, digital innovation, Latin American music in the UK (curated by Como No), a panel presented by Colombiage, a panel featuring members of Africa Express, intermixed with spoken word and hip hop performance.
Panelists include: Soweto Kinch, Steve Ignorant (Crass), Dizraeli, Pariz-1, Blak Twang, Lowkey, Lioness, RoxXxan, NoLay, Chronz, Andrew Dubber (New Music Strategies), Steve Lawson, Mark Antoinne Moreau (manager of Amadou and Mariam), DJ Edu (expert DJ from BBC Radio 1 Xtra), Caspar Llewellyn Smith (Music editor of The Observer and Guardian), Professor James Thompson (In Place of War), Noha Atef (citizen journalist, Egypt), Christian Payne (AKA Documentally), Stephen Budd (Stephen Budd Management and Africa Express), Alex Wilks (Avaaz), Tracey Moberly (author and artist) and John Robb, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), plus many more.
With very special unseen work from Cassetteboy, The Juice Media: Rap News and Art as Activism by Tracey Moberly.
It will also feature ‘The Art of Protest’ exhibition featuring master works from: Banksy; Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing; Lyrics from singer songwriter Billy Bragg; Imagery from John and Yoko's 'Bed-In'; Fashion Designer Katherine Hamnett's '58% Don't Want Pershing' t-shirt; Stella Vine; Leading German Artists Joseph Beuys and Thomas Peiter.