Exhibition: Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 24th Oct 2021

This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

Where does Black British music belong, and who gets to decide? Celebrating south London’s music scene, Music Curator Adem Holness highlights the relationship between Black British music and physical space.

When the 696 risk assessment form made it harder for London venues to put on Black music events, many genres continued to flourish in private spaces.

Artists Naeem Davis and SignKid explore the language and spaces that have influenced the production and advancement of British Bashment, Garage, Lovers Rock, Grime, Gospel, Jazz and Soul.

Naeem Davis reimagines the bedrooms, barbers, churches and living rooms that are home to Black music genres and the people who contribute to them.

SignKid showcases the British Sign Language versions of key slang words and phrases from Black British music culture through an interactive video.

The exhibition is a Black-led interrogation of the power and responsibility public spaces and organisations have in supporting local music. By opening up the Horniman’s spaces to celebrate and showcase south London’s music scene, we hope others will do the same.

The exhibition is free, but you need to a book a free time slot to visit the Museum.

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Horniman Museum,

100 London Road, London,
SE23 3PQ

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