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Friday 3 May 2019, 12:00pm–12:00am


L19 Cube
The Village, Brewery Green at The Tetley
LS10 1JQ

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Celebrating Black culture and the origins of Black sound with Frank Bruno MBE, Jermain Jackman and JoJo. Black Health Initiative brings Leeds a day of discussion and celebration, showcasing the richness and vibrancy of Leeds’ Black British culture. Exploring Black community through music, BlaqueXplosion will explore how music impacted the settlement of those of the Windrush community who adopted Leeds as their home. The day will carry on exploring, looking at how this fusion of cultures impacted on fashion, spoken word, health and politics Listen to the impact of music on mental health in the public eye with Frank Bruno MBE, who’ll share his experiences. The Voice’s Jermain Jackman will also explore his entry into the public eye through politics and his musical journey, as well as providing vocals on the day alongside Black Health Initiative’s #Unsigned Acts. Enjoy all of this and so much more, including stalls selling authentic arts, crafts and jewellery. The day transitions into night with internationally renowned Sound System Iration Steppas and guest DJs, combining the songs of yesteryear with contemporary beats, giving a festival feel to this unique, diverse, fun and informative celebration of Black Britishness here in Leeds.

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