Aberystwyth University celebrates Black History Month

20 October 2017

Lead vocalist Ninja will be at Aberystwyth University with fellow artist Eric Martin and Oliver Morris, UK Music's Head of Education and Skills.
Lead vocalist Ninja will be at Aberystwyth University with fellow artist Eric Martin and Oliver Morris, UK Music's Head of Education and Skills.

Aberystwyth University is hosting two special music-based events to mark Black History Month 2017.

A team from UK Music - an industry-funded body which represents and promotes the British music industry - will be on campus on Monday 23 October. 

They will front a daytime session for schools about careers in the music industry (invitation only), followed by a songwriting session and an opportunity to meet artists Ninja and Eric Martin, as well as UK Music's Director of Skills and Education, Oliver Morris.

All three will also take part in an evening panel discussion on the music industry and politics.

Monday 23 October 2017                             

  • UK Music Careers Jam - 3.30pm, Arts Centre Rehearsal Room
    Ninja, Eric Martin and Oliver Morris from UK Music host a music jam and discussion on UK music careers.
  • Music Panel Discussion - 6pm, Main Hall, International Politics
    A panel discussion on ‘Music is Political’ with UK Music Head of Education Oliver Morris and artists Ninja and Eric Martin.

As part of Black History Month, the University has also organised a debate on institutional racism.

Tuesday 24 October 2017

  • Panel Discussion on Institutional Racism – 6pm, A6, Llandinam
    Refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

Black History month is an annual event, which began in America, to reflect on the history and culture of black people and its impact in countries throughout the world. It has been marked every October in the UK since 1987 and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Contacts

Esther Prytherch
Communications and Public Affairs
Aberystwyth University
ejp14@aber.ac.uk | 01970 622365