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Black Female Voices, shaping the sound of Manchester Music
November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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We are thrilled to be hosting this years MDMArchive guest panel, which focuses on the hidden voice of black female artists in shaping the sound of music in greater Manchester. The panel will discuss the challenges of black women in getting heard, and share the key stores of their influence in the sound and words of music from across the last 3 decades to today.
Chairing the panel is TV Producer (BBC/ITV) and Radio Presenter, and Documentarian, KAREN GABAY, who will be joined by writer and performer, MELANIE WILLIAMS (Sub Sub, Butterfly Jam), performer, backing vocalist and collaborator, YVONNE SHELTON (Co founding Urban Voice), HENRIETTA SMITH-ROLLA, DJ, Electronic Producer, and Performer (AfroDeutsche, Sisters of Transistors) and RUBY-ANN PATTERSON, barrier breaking singer, writer and creative activist.