Etienne Joseph is a London based Archivist, Producer and Educator. One of the handful of Archivists of African heritage operating in the UK, his work strives to understand the purpose and function of heritage within African/Diasporic cultural contexts. Specifically, Etienne's practical and theoretical interventions engage with the idea of the 'living archive' and the active role of history in African/Diasporic (re)evolution. His work evidences his interest in the functional mapping of African/Diasporic traditions onto contemporary practices of heritage preservation and sharing.
Connie Bell is a London-based educator, theatre practitioner and therapist exploring themes of culture and identity across a range of artistic media. Connie has led and contributed to numerous socially engaged projects on both sides of the Atlantic. When she is not too busy driving her own independent practice, she has worked with several institutions of note including Tate Britain, the National Archives, University College London, Leeds University, Reading University and the Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Wayne Francis is a London born, Caribbean bred musician and educator. In addition to his own Ahnanse project, Wayne has played alongside a, range of artists including American soul sensation Aloe Blacc, Indo-Jazz pioneer Arun Ghosh, Griot Kora player Jally Kebba Susso, United Vibrations and Afro-Venezuelan group Family Atlantica, with whom he tours regularly across the United Kingdom and Europe.
Educationally, Wayne supports the development of young musicians through his work with Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse and Gary Crosby's Tomorrow's Warriors - growing a new generations of songwriters, improvisationalists, arrangers and stage performers.
Nadeem Din Gabisi
Nadeem Din-Gabisi is a multi disciplinary artist, creating with the intention of reframing and reshaping how the black human.being.figure is seen. Shining a light on the often unseen and ignored narratives that are a part of, the whole, black experience.
Here is a link to some of his work: https://vimeo.com/nadeemdingabisi