Rhythms of Revolution: Music + Art as Social and Political Resistance
Saturday 2nd September
15:00 – 16:00
Eastside Projects | 86 Heath Mill Ln, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AR
“It’s necessary to create environments that are explicitly anti-fascist in the metal scene, and in the world. We are anarchists and feminists and we want our music to impassion people to rage and revolt. We want to be part of communities where people are invested and interested in revolution.” – Ragana
Join us for a panel discussion that delves into the powerful and transformative role of art + music as a tool of social and political resistance. The speakers harness lyrics, music and creative practice to challenge the status quo, critique marginalization and shape a new narrative of artistic rebellion.
Chaired by Professor Lina Khatib, co-founder of the World Metal Congress and the director of the SOAS Middle East Institute. She is an Associate Fellow at and former director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. Guest speakers include: Franklin James Fisher and Ryan Mahan (Algiers), Maria and Nicole (Ragana), CJ (Black Lodge Press), Nao (an Arab music fan who will share first hand her struggles and why punk music is important to them).