As part of our extended online Sofasonic Festival series, we have an array of playlists on Spotify that have been carefully curated by artists & friends of the festival for your listening pleasure. Check out this week’s selections…
Sofasonic Playlists: Radwan Moumneh | Mark Titchner | QUEEF | Gazelle Twin | Matt Ridout | Khyam Allami | Molly & Mabel | Decolonise Fest | Rocket Recordings | Mike Nelson | Faten Kanaan | Iggor Cavalera | Valentina Magaletti | Sex Swing | Mariano Sarine | Sofa King | Ben Sadler | Rosie Tee | Elle Donlon | Natalie Sharp | Matters | Bunny Bissoux | impaTV | Bryn Perrott | Dorcha | Hen Ogledd | Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs | Nicholas Bullen | J. Zunz | Rocket Girl |
During the process of taking our Supersonic programme online, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the incredible Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley as a host for our varied panel discussions. From hosting talks on “The Birth of Indian Electronic Music” with Paul Purgas, to a panel on “The Art of Collaboration” with Moor Mother & Valentina Magaletti – Jasmine has been shining a light on and retrieving valuable insights into the practices of some formidable artists.
But now it’s our turn to throw the spotlight on Jazz; a broadcast journalist at the BBC and a presenter and producer with community radio station Ujima radio. We wanted to find out what music inspires her and get’s her moving!
In her spare time, Jazz is an advocate and activist for equity, raising awareness of the need to include more BAME representation and visibility in environmental dialogue. She has been involved in social sciences research as a Green and Black ambassador working with UWE, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bristol University and Ujima Radio to further discussions on representation within the environmental movement.
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Jasmine will be hosting the fourth instalment of our series with Swamp Booking, entitled Spinning Plates, on Friday 12 February 2021. This time we hear from three formidable label heads; Julie Weir (Head of A&R Music For Nations, Sony Music), Bettina Richards (Thrill Jockey founder) and Vinita Joshi (Rocket Girl Founder), all of who have over two decades of experience in the record industry.
This panel will explore how Julie, Bettina & Vinita have navigated their way through the business. They’ll be sharing insights from their early beginnings to their greatest achievements in running successful music labels, not forgetting the challenges that come with it.
Supersonic x Swamp present… Spinning Plates
Friday 12 February 2021, 19:30 GMT
Live stream via YouTube