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BISHI & The Musicians' Union: The Mahadevi Sessions at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

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Time 19:00
Date 04/07/19
Price Free

Curated & hosted by BISHI, The Mahadevi Sessions create an opportunity for BAME people & their allies to come together to explore, discuss, and share the issues they face today in the music industry.

In December 2018, the annual UK Diversity in Music survey, revealed visibility for BAME people in the music industry is increasing. However, there was no specific data available for South Asian people.

There’s an eerie silence over the lack of inclusion of South Asian people, with nobody really speaking out about why they are being side-lined.

Tonight, artist and entrepreneur BISHI hosts an evening alsongside leading musicians, artists and writers Nabihah Iqbal, Ms. Mohammed and Nadia Javed from The Tuts, to create a perfect space for BAME people and friends to share the issues they face in the music industry as well as having the opportunity to network and support each another. The sessions aim to inspire positive alliances with one another.

The Mahadevi Sessions are part of the journey of BISHI’s new album project, ‘Let My Country Awake’, co-produced with Jeff Cook and’ part-inspired by The Good Immigrant,’ edited by Nikesh Shukla. It explores themes of identity & being caught between two cultures; themes which Bishi has explored throughout her career.

The project, originally commissioned by National Sawdust in NYC, with support from Arts Council England, aims to open dialogue with more creative British Asians taking unconventional paths, so they feel more supported and less isolated in their artistic endeavours.

After the panel discussion, join the team for networking, drinks and a chance to meet other South Asian creatives who are shaping the industry, breaking down barriers and making the industry their own.