Groundings

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David Gilbert is a director and theatre maker from Zimbabwe. He has assisted many large productions and directed smaller projects in young companies across London for the likes of Tricycle Theatre, Young Vic, Almeida Theatre, Halfmoon Theatre,
Picking up where we left of last cast, we're still meditating on Hero, but this time with Director Frances-Anne Solomon. Discussing being part of the 'born free' generation, adopting a decolonial approach to writing and directing film and chann
Frances-Anne Solomon's 'Hero' is an inspiration to us. From its depiction of a critical stage in the Pan-African struggle to its juxtaposition of archival material with dramatic sequences, there is a lot to talk about. In this episode, we were
Designed by Pierre-Christophe Gam, “Sankara, The Upright Man” is a mix-media installation offering an apocryphal retelling of the life of Thomas Sankara, the late president of Burkina Faso.  The work can be found here: https://www.pierre-chris
Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website in the world, yet there are more articles on the Netherlands alone than the whole of the African continent! Is it time we rebalanced the scales? Open knowledge advocate and award-winning Wikipedian Kell
DTA's mission is to deprogram the understanding of history and culture we learnt during colonisation and enslavement and replace it with a holistic understanding of what our history is, and what its function is in our lives. As part of our rece
Professor Carolyn Cooper is a giant in her field. A pan-africanist scholar- activist of international standing whose work both celebrates and critically analyses of the popular culture of her home country Jamaica. In this episode (named after P
What does the Black Panther movie say about how people of African heritage engage with their history? This episode takes two scenes from the film - one set in the British Museum and one set in the Ancestral plane to explore the idea that we sho
In the beginnng • Decolonising the Archive • Sampling & Dubbing
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