And Still I Rise

Midlands Tour

‘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

As part of Black History Month 2021, we worked with 12 Midlands based performers of Black, Caribbean and African descent, and toured 4 cities across the Midlands.  (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester & Birmingham)

We collaborated with different organisations – punch records, baby people, just cube- from each city to accomplish our goal of a Midlands tour and also networked with new artists.

Each artist was commissioned to create a performance theme that expressed their own experiences of the turbulent times shaped by Black Lies Matter and/ or the disproportionate impact of Covid-19. 

This was an amazing tour that gave representation to a variety of diverse black artists in multiple artforms spanning across: MCing, Singing, Dance, Poetry and Spoken Word.

This tour was hosted by RUKUS

Phidizz  │ CrossyR3Marcus Joseph
Michelle-Kim Vacciana │Morgan Munroe
Strizzy StraussThe OratorHelder Delgado
Jay L’BoothShauna LattyNat Negus
DJ set by DJ KMS