BRENT LOCKED IN: Episode 17

23 October 2020

EPISODE 17: KANYA KING CBE

As part of Black History Month, Blueprint Collective member Tyrique Tagoe Wyse talks to Kilburn born, MOBO Awards Founder and CEO, Kanya King CBE who has throughout her career played a major role in bringing Black British music and culture to the mainstream.

“My vision was to create a platform, which would change the music industry, how it represents a diverse range of music that was unrecognised and showcase emerging talent that would hopefully go on to achieve national success.”


BRENT LOCKED IN: A NEW VIDEO SERIES EXPLORING HOW BRENT HAS SHAPED ITS ICONS

How have Brent’s legends been coping during the ongoing pandemic, and what might it mean for their work and practice?

In this new video series, guest hosts from the Blueprint Collective catch up – in a socially distanced way, of course – with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists from across the borough to find out how they’ve been affected and perhaps even inspired by the COVID-19 crisis. Along the way, we dig deeper into our guests’ connections to Brent, discovering what they’ve been reading, watching, hearing and absorbing during this strange and frightening time – and hearing more about how they’re responding.

This forms part of Brent 2020 Unlocked.