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CJS x Black History Month: From Fight the Power to Freedom

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A'DAM Tower

1 Overhoeksplein

1031 KS Amsterdam

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Music can be a balm or a megaphone, and songs have been used to protest racism for decades.

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CJS x Black History Month: From Fight the Power to Freedom

Black artists have played a vital role in shaping music for hundreds of years - be it jazz, gospel, blues, hip-hop, or the invention of rock‘n’roll.

Sadly, like in all other facets of life, those artists were by and large ripped off, taken advantage of, and never properly given their due. But while Black musicians have had to deal with racism from audiences and the industry alike, they haven’t let it impact their artistry. Music can be a balm or a megaphone, and songs have been used to protest racism for decades. Sadly, as the past year has evidenced, those songs are just as relevant today.

At this installment of Creative Jam Sessions, we will hold space for those who are redefining the music industry through their work. Together, we’ll examine how prejudices have attempted to constrain black creativity, participation and how musicians have fought back against the established order and have left long-lasting legacies of hope long after they’ve passed. We look to the future to discuss what each of us can do to better support these changes in the industry and focus on the solutions to these long-standing issues.

Meet Our Panel:

  • Maxine Penney (moderator) - Culture Manager - Inclusion, Equity & Diversity EMEA & APAC @MediaMonks and Founder of FreshhhConnections
  • Gaidaa - Hip-Hop Artist, Singer-Songwriter
  • Ghamte Shmidt - Creative Entrepreneur & Producer @Bureau Punt
  • Liz Bostock/ DJ Lady Deep - Music Curator, DJ, Artist, Event Manager @Laughning Buddha, @Hoxton
  • Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock - Co-Founder of Soursop, Award-Winning Content Expert

Event timing:

  • Networking: 2-2:30pm
  • Insight talk: 2:30-5pm
  • Refreshments/bites/DJs: 5-10pm

See you on October 31 to Learn, Create, Connect, and JAM!

🚨🚨 COVID INFO!!!🚨🚨

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1031 KS Amsterdam

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