In this session DTA invite you to a rare opportunity to join Mutabaruka as part of his UK tour. We'll be delving into the 'Cutting Edge' archives - taking inspiration from the past to make sense of the present and shape the future.
Through immersion in Dub, Dub poetry, film, archive and performance, this workshop invites you to lay things bare and re-imagine futures. Paying tribute to the lineage - highlighting poets like Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mikey Smith and Jean 'Binta' Breeze alongside activists like CLR James and Leonard Howell - DTA reveal, remix and reimagine live in the space, working with live musicians to create and re-vision.
The 5th annual AFRIKANS ON FILM FESTIVAL is taking place in Peckham this weekend and DTA are honoured to be hosting the Afterparty!
Images have a real effect on how we see ourselves and the world around us. Our photographic archives offer a deeper understanding of these perceptions. Which images are harmful? Which ones have the power to heal? What are the stories that cause these images to be?
In this workshop we make an invitation for the collective exploration of ideas of lineage, memory, archive and action using Dub and 'Dub' poetry as our catalyst. What are our collective interpretations of what these forms communicate? What kinetic potentials might they hold for contemporary actions?
Oral tradition has been here as long as we have. Whether for resistance or persistence, African peoples continue to craft words to cut, create and collaborate. How do they connect us with our pasts? In what ways can they alter our futures?