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At the Barbs with Jelani Blackman

7 Dec 2022

Listen to the fourth episode of our new five-part podcast and video series, At the Barbs.

Join DJ and presenter, Robert Bruce for this five part series, At the Barbs, as he delves into the best of creativity at the Barbican Centre with some of the freshest names from the world of film, music, and even football. From Brutalism to Beyonce, Schneemann to Social Media, this podcast is going to challenge the way you see and think about art, blur the lines of culture and turn your expectations inside out.

For our fourth episode of At the Barbs we invited one of the most exciting rappers around, London-born Jelani Blackman, to join Robert and see The UK Drill Project. Developed by acclaimed theatre collective Highrise Entertainment, the show seeks to challenge myths and expectations about UK Drill music and its links to youth violence. With this scene often portrayed through a narrow media lens, this episode digs deep into what the scene is truly like.

You can find out more about the show here.

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