Saturday 25 March 2023, Victoria Rooms

88 Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SA

9:00am Tea and Coffee (Theatre Bar)

9:30 – 11:00am  Keynotes (G16)
Chair: Dr. Alisha Lola Jones
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Robert Beckford: ‘Handsworth Revolution: A Decolonial Black British Gospel Music Praxis’
Dr. Pauline Muir: ‘The Colour of Christian Copyright: Deconstructing Race in Congregational Music’

11:00 – 11:30am Break

11:30am – 1:00pm Lightning Talks (G16)
Chair: Dr. Natalie Hyacinth

  • Dr. Samson Onafuye: ‘”When Christ and Grime combine”: Sounding a Black-British Male Christian enterprise through Gospel Grime music’
  • Alexander Douglas: ‘Language, Liturgy and Epistemology: Gospel Music as Theology’
  • Dr. Matthew Williams: ‘Gospel Codes in British Popular Music’
  • Parise Carmichael-Murphy: ‘Life as a sacred journey: mental health in Black British music’
  • Adriel Miles: ‘Elements of decolonial compositional praxis’

1:00 – 2:30pm Lunch and Book Previews (Theatre Bar)
McKenzie/Muir/Ingalls (eds.): Black British Gospel Music: From the Windrush Generation to Black Lives Matter
Charles (ed.): Black Music in Britain in the 21st Century

2:30 – 4:00pm Keynotes (G16) (livestream link)
Chair: H. Patten
Dr. Joy White: ‘Reflections on Terraformed: Why music matters’
Dr. Monique Charles: ‘Black music in Britain in the 21st century’

4:00 – 4:30pm Break with tea and coffee

4:30 – 6:00pm Roundtable Discussion (G16): Black Religion and/in the Music Industry (co-sponsored by GMIA)
Moderator: Dr. Dulcie Dixon McKenzie

  • Audrey Gray
  • Anu Omideyi
  • Wizdom Layne
  • Roger Moore

6:00 – 7:00pm Break with wine and refreshments (Theatre Bar)

7:00 – 8:00pm Concert: Renewal Choir (Auditorium)
Directed by Kim Samuels