Summer of Soul (or when the revolution could not be televised)

summer of soul

Monday, 24 October, 2022 at 5.30 p.m.

Tickets: £10.90

Black History Month screening of the acclaimed Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul.

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a powerful documentary about an event in the summer of 1969 that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Not far from Woodstock, New York, Stevie WonderNina Simone, Sly & the Family StoneGladys Knight and the PipsMahalia JacksonBB King and more took to the stage in a transformative experience.

Panel Discussion

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the representation of Black and POC (people of colour) artists in the Scottish music industry.

Nelson Cummins is the Communities and Campaigns Officer at the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER), a role he has held since March 2021. In the role he co-ordinates CRER’s work on Black History, which includes co-ordinating a programme for Black History Month Scotland every October.

Panel Members

Bene (BB) Briggs-McKinlay is a Jambo! Radio presenter and host of BB’s African News Magazine Show which brings positive news to its audience. She is a trained lawyer by profession as well as an influential advocate for ethnic minority communities across Glasgow and Scotland.

Matt Hickman is a songwriter and filmmaker from Ayrshire best known for his work with Indie Soul outfit brownbear. He is a passionate advocate for racial equality in Scotland and diversity within the arts.

Jideofor Muotune is a multi – platform content creator with wide experience of the music and broadcasting industries. As an independent creative producer he has recently launched a platform – – to use various art forms to catalyse nuanced debate around race and culture in Scotland. Jideofor is passionate about engaging with and developing communities and his creative practice is rooted at the intersection of art and technology. In the last year of a law degree he co-founded Scotland’s most successful independent dance label – Soma Records – with Slam and his musical partner at the time Glenn Gibbons. He was also part of the team that discovered Daft Punk. The story has been recently re-told in Radio4 documentary Daft Punk Is Staying at My House, My House.

Arusa Qureshi is a writer and editor based in Edinburgh, and a passionate advocate for diversity and accessibility within arts and culture. She is the current Editor of Fest and the former Editor of The List and writes mostly about music, most recently Flip the Script, a book about women in UK hip hop, published by 404 Ink. Her work has appeared in the Scotsman, Clash, The Guardian, GoldFlakePaint, Time Out, NME and more. She is on the board of the Scottish Music Centre and is a Trustee of the Saltire Society.

Part of Black History Month

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