In June 2014, British Council Nigeria will play host to a live music show production workshop facilitated by SoundThread’s Sam Jones. Up to 10 aspiring sound engineer participants have been selected via an application process to participate in a six-day workshop that will encourage them to create recorded materials to practice mixing skills, followed by a recording and mixing of a live music performance
Afrikan Boy will be performing at one of Lagos’ monthly music event nights, Afropolitan Vibes. The sound engineers training will be connected to this live context for professional development training, and the experience of animating a live show right from the setting up of the PA through to stage management and mixing.
This project is part of ongoing music sector development work utilising practical skills within a professional music sector context.
SoundThread is an international music production organisation, advocating for skills training and cultural authenticity that helps to support self-sustaining local creative industries and exploring the social and economic development possibilities offered through music.
Afrikan Boy is a Nigerian grime MC from London, United Kingdom. He’s made guest appearances for M.I.A and supported her KALA tour in 2007. Afrikan Boy will be making an appearance at Afropolitan Vibes:
Date: Friday 20 June 2014
Time: 19:00 WAT
Location: Freedom Park, Lagos Island