Crossing Borders

The social, cultural, and economic significance of Grime

  • Thu 17 Mar 22

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Online

    Register via Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Dr Joy White

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Departmental Seminar

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Shaul Bar-Haim

Join the Department of Sociology for an insightful online seminar with Dr Joy White.

Dr Joy White is a Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and the author of Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People’s Enterprise, one of the first books to foreground the socio-economic significance of grime music. Joy’s latest book Terraformed contextualises the history of Newham and considers how young black lives are affected by racism, neoliberalism and austerity. Connecting the dots between music, politics and the built environment, it centres the lived experiences of Black youth in the inner city.

Grime is a contemporary Black British musical genre with its roots in East London.  From its early days as a niche practice articulating the experiences of young Black lives, it is now a genre with a worldwide audience. What are its influences and origins? How does it relate to Reggae, Hip Hop and UK Garage?  In this talk, I reflect on the social, cultural, and economic significance of Grime.

Chair Dr Alexandra Cox

This online webinar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by the Department of Sociology, to find out more visit the Department of Sociology and follow us on Facebook.

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