Open call: We’re looking for young artists and creatives to send us recordings of them performing/creating their favourite music by black artists to feature in Black History Music, our digital exploration and celebration of black music.

 

Black History Month is dedicated to celebrating and learning about Black heritage.

 

Our aim is to actively encourage young people to explore, discover, re-discover music by black musicians, and to inspire them to create. This will form the basis for an ongoing listening/watching project which will forever evolve and develop, becoming an important education resource.

 

Whether you want to send us a cover of your favourite tune, your own remix, a classical interpretation of a dub classic, or recreate a jazz rhythm on Logic – we want you to be inspired and to challenge yourself.

 

How to get involved

It’s simple, just send us your recording and you will feature on the Black History Music section of our website as well as across our digital and social platforms.

 

How to send your recordings

You can send your video/audio files to info@lewishammusic.org for free via WeTransfer up to 2GB, please click the button below.

 

Send us your recording

 

Please include your name and age, the name of the artist and piece of music, as well as a short sentence about why this music inspired you (this isn’t essential but it would be great to know!).

 

Some inspiration

Please have a browse through ‘Black History Music inspiration’ below, we’ve put together a playlist of emerging black creators, as well as linked to some other black music playlists and creative/thought-provoking online resources. You’ll also find links to each of the artists who have lent their names to our rooms at The Fellowship (Hannah Kendall, Theon Cross, Ray BLK and Novelist) – please have a read of their stories and listen to some of their tracks.