Open call: We’re looking for creators (everyone) to take part in Black History Music, our digital exploration and celebration of black music.
Black History Month is dedicated to celebrating and learning about Black heritage. As part of Black History Month (and beyond) this year we’re embarking on a new digital project called Black History Music, an open call for creators (you) to send us audio/video recordings performing/re-creating/remixing/reimagining your favourite tracks created, produced or inspired by black music to feature in our digital exploration and celebration of black music history.
The aim is to actively encourage exploration, discovery, and re-discovery of black music, and to inspire everyone to create. This will form the basis for an ongoing listening/watching project across our digital platforms which we want to continuously evolve and develop, becoming an important education resource. Black history is more than a month and we are committed to ensuring that learning and re-learning is continuous.
Whether you want to send us a cover of your favourite track, your own remix, a classical interpretation of a dub classic, or mash up a jazz rhythm on Logic – we want you to be inspired and to challenge yourself.
We want EVERYONE to get involved, from the bedroom beat makers, to the chord shredders, to the bar spitters, harmony makers and everyone in between. If you’ve never picked up an instrument or unleashed some vocals, it doesn’t matter, now is your time! Get together with friends, go solo, incorporate into your music lessons, take any opportunity.
How to get involved
It’s simple, just send us your video/audio recordings and you will feature in Black History Music. The first submission deadline is Friday 24 February 2023.
How to send your recordings
You can send your video/audio files to firstname.lastname@example.org for free via WeTransfer up to 2GB, please click the button below.
Send us your recording via We Transfer
Feel free to send your recording via WhatsApp to: 07462 407 323
Your name and age, the name of the artist and piece of music, as well as a short sentence about why this music inspired you (this isn’t essential but it would be great to know!).
Help us share the project
Please help us share Black History Music, we’ll be regularly posting on our social platforms and a like and share would be great, or click the button below to download the call out flyer to share with everyone you know.
Download Black History Music flyer
Tips for recording at home
Click the button below to have a look at some top tips for recording at home.
Tips for recording at home
Lewisham legend, Novelist popped into our HQ to check out the aptly named Novelist Studio, and took the opportunity to spit a few bars.
Singer/Songwriter, Ray BLK swung by our community spaces in Bellingham and couldn’t resist testing out the acoustics in the Ray BLK Room with a little verse from Nina Simone’s – Feeling Good.
Please have a browse through ‘Black History Music inspiration’ below, we’ve put together a playlist of emerging black creators, as well as linked to some other black music playlists and creative/thought-provoking online resources. You’ll also find links to each of the artists who have lent their names to our rooms at The Fellowship (Hannah Kendall, Theon Cross, Ray BLK and Novelist) – please have a read of their stories and listen to some of their tracks.
We look forward to hearing your creations!