And Still I Rise

Midlands Tour

And Still I Rise Midlands Tour Showcase Events!

During the course of October, we toured the Midlands, bringing a powerful showcase to 4 cities- Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester- in celebration of Black History Month 2023.
This showcase featured 12 incredible artists from the Midlands, who we commissioned to create new and exciting music, reflecting and celebrating the vibrancy of black history and culture.
Each tour stop presented ground-breaking live performance pieces from the artists, who used their art forms to celebrate their history, culture and story.
Data  |  JayaHadADream  |  Kupid the King  |  Megs  |  Davina SongBird  |  D’Vybrant  |  LVT  |  SunSun  |  Mr Supreme   |  J Littles  |  SPEN  |  Lickle Jay

‘It’s extremely important that we provide an empowering spotlight for Black artists, as well as an opportunity to celebrate resilience and unity’.

-Vijay Mistry, 2Funky Arts Director

Partners for this project were: Punch, Baby People & Joe Buhdha

Supported using funding by Arts Council England