Yoni Lappin – A Sense of Place – Urban Britain Global Talent

I came across Yoni Lappin through the Mura Masa video, 'Move Me.' Move Me conveys a strong sense of place, urban Britain at it's best. There is a great feeling of performers coming from a whole number of different backgrounds, professionals and amateurs, and that performance is a day to day occurrence for the people involved. This connects a place and performance nicely and introduces people and artists for whom every day is art and theatre, which is why Britain (as with other mixed cultural places) produces such talent and innovation in the arts. Then looking at other video's it's clear that this mix is not just British. The world is a mix of people. The world is full of talent.

Post-Industrial Towns

In the second of three BBC Radio 4 programmes music writer John Doran seeks out the radical music being made in the margins of Britain. In this episode, he heads to the post-industrial belt of northern England. Read More...

Urban Hinterlands

In the first of three BBC Radio 4 programmes music writer John Doran seeks out the radical music being made in the margins of Britain. He hears from musicians who have been pushed to the edges of the big cities. Read More...

Estate Music

In a BBC Radio 4 programme, Kieran Yates explores the role council estates play in shaping British music culture – and how the thin walls of her childhood estate introduced her to diverse music. Journalist Kieran Yates grew up in a South Asian family on a council estate in London. Read More...