Best Foot Music
By Phillip Minns
Best Foot MusicJan 30, 2023
Amnesty International UK Student Conference, 29 Jan 2023
We were invited along with our friend and collaborator Polina Shepherd to discuss music as a form of activism, at the Amnesty International annual UK Student conference, at the Amnesty UK headquarters in London. Thanks to Poppy Sheward Skelton for arranging this, conducting the interview and all her hard work and interest in what we do, also thanks to Amnesty for giving us a platform at their event.
Polina's work is here:
the 150 Voices project is here (we worked together on the UK recordings)
They are waiting for us to become civilised, while we are waiting for them to turn human.
Conversation with Jacinta Kerketta, Felix Padel & Laila Kadiwal, on Adivasi & minority rights, democracy, protest, environmentalism, & colonialism in India.
The title of this episode is from the poem by Jacinta.
With support from:
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 4
The 4th and final part of this series. Intersectionality, the 5 'R's & concluding thoughts.
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 3
Kamla & Laila discuss their own experiences with arts-related projects.
Topics include; Unlearning, decision-making processes, the 'right' voice, micro and macro biases and thinking from the margin.
The 4th and final part of this conversation will be published Friday 31st July 9.00 am UK time.
Coming Soon: Decolonising The Creative Space
Trailer for Episode 3 (of 4) of Decolonising The Creative Space, with Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal.
Polina Shepherd: 5 Choirs, 150 Voices, Russian & Yiddish songs & Cultural Activism
Brighton based musician, composer and cultural activist Polina Shepherd on her exciting collaborative project with Lorin Sklamberg and choirs based in the UK and USA.
More about the 150 Voices Project
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 2
Part 2: Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal from Trinidad and Tobago and India, discussing their own experiences of working in creative spaces. Chapter 2 includes; Problematic terminologies 'the other', who can tell a story? Black Lives Matter and the creative spaces in Trinidad and Tobago.
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 1
Part 1: Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal from Trinidad and Tobago and India, discussing their own experiences of working in creative spaces. Chapter 1 includes, Setting the context; what do we mean by decolonising the creative space and why do we need it? How did we get here?
Links to some of the discussions in this chapter:
Jane Austen & Edward Said
Best Foot Music: Pilot Episode: Influences and Beginnings
This episode is about how we started Best Foot Music.
It features the music of Anna Lazareva.
You can find the full recording session with Anna here: https://bestfootmusic.bandcamp.com/album/anna-lazareva
Record labels and musicians mentioned in this episode
Double Moon Records