Friday 25 September 2020
10:00 to 11:00
Facebook British Council and Petronio Álvarez / Señal Colombia and Telepacífico

Experts from music and music initiatives will discuss the history of black music in different regions, emerging Afro music trends, music initiatives led by black artists, cross-pollination, and the current state and practice of Afro music in different countries with case studies from the UK, Colombia, Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, they will make an introduction towards mutual recognition and pan-African musical understanding, which can arouse interest and generate cultural curiosity among artists and audiences from different latitudes.

This event is part of the PanAfro programme that was born from the partnership between the Petronio Álvarez Music Festival and the British Council, with the aim of expanding the international connections of the festival for its strengthening in terms of circulation, promotion and knowledge exchange. On this occasion, the festival decides to bet mainly on the relationship with African and Afro-diasporic festivals in the world, as well as on developing the link between the Afro-music and fashion sectors of the Colombian Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil and the United Kingdom.


Malaika Eyoh, editora musical, Sudáfrica

Malaika Eyoh

Music editor, South Africa

Music editor at Bubblegumclub and specialist in African culture. Explore media and culture related to the marginalized, women and emerging. Her interests lie in the politics of hip-hop and alternative music, streetwear, and black feminism. She writes for Bubblegum Club and Afropunk,and is the co-editor of a Toronto-based arts and culture magazine called 1919.

Bubblegum Club

Fabricio Mota, músico, educador e investigador, Brasil

Fabricio Mota

Musician, educator and researcher, Brazil

Musician, educator and researcher of afro culture and Afro-Brazilian music. As a historian and Master in Ethnic and African Studies (Universidad Federal de Bahía), he has strengthened his participation in the academic world with research on musicalities, diaspora, identities and anti-racism. He is a producer and member of the IFÁ band, whose proposal is produced from research on history and black music, mixing ljexá, Funk Afrobeat, Dub, Reggae, Jazz and Samba.


Jamz Supernova, DJ y presentadora, Reino Unido

Jamz Supernova

DJ and host, UK

She is one of the leading DJs of the new generation in the UK. She is also the host of the British Council's weekly Selector Radio program and weekly show on BBC 1Xtra. She is the founder of the record label Future Bounce and the DIY Generation program. She has graced the stages at Sonar, Parklife, Glastonbury, Detonate, Nass, Farr, Beat Herder, Bestival, Ibiza Rocks...and also in the European circuit in Berlin, Lisbon, Barcelona, ​​Porto, Paris, Amsterdam, Oslo and others.


Heriberto Bonilla, Músico multiinstrumentista, Marimbero, La Manigua de Guapi

Heriberto Bonilla

Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Marimba maestro, Colombia. a.k.a La Manigua de Guapi


Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Marimba maestro who learned his craft from Silvino Mina and Héctor Torres. Colombian Pacfic Coast Traditional Music Expert and specialist in music projects where the traditional rhythms of the Pacific encounter contemporary music languages. Member of Voces de la Marea and Pacifican Power bands.

Ángel Perea Escobar, musicólogo, artista, productor de contenidos artísticos y culturales, Colombia

Ángel Perea Escobar

Musicologist, interdisciplinary artist, producer of artistic and cultural content, Colombia

Cultural researcher specializing in the social history of African American art and culture and of the African diaspora. He directs the Creative Agency APE Prods- research and creation of cultural content.