December 8, 2019

Speaking truth to power podcast

Earlier this year we partnered with Plymouth School of Art to hold a conversation with a group of artists, all of whom use the power of words and the artistry of Hip Hop to engage their audiences around honest and nuanced commentary on the relationship between the State, ‘artists who risk’ and young people.

Included were artists with lived experiences of displacement and/or music making as an act of speaking to and challenging ‘power’ – Mohammed Yahya, Shay D, Hodan Yusuf and Paris based Palestinian duo Refugees of Rap.

The panel is a part of a larger, PRS Foundation funded, project Music for Social Change.

Listen to these freshest of voices, recounting their own journeys to becoming socially engaged artists, working to inspire others towards personal and social change.

The conversation was held at Tate Exchange. It was chaired by Music Curator, Sashwati Mira Sengupta.