Rights of Passage Session 2: Powerful Voices (Deptford Peoples Heritage Museum)

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2021. 'Rights of Passage Session 2: Powerful Voices (Deptford Peoples Heritage Museum)'. In: Rights of Passage: Intergenerational Music and History Exchanges between London and Dakar. Pepys Resource Centre, London, United Kingdom 11 June 2021. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Rights of Passage was a month-long project. Young and older people in Deptford and Dakar worked together in June 2021 to develop an online multi-media project linking histories of the representation of the trans-atlantic slavery in London and Dakar, alongside a sonic enquiry into the musical strategies used to resist oppression and keep African cultural traditions alive. This project was a partnership between Deptford People’s Heritage Museum, University of East London Music Department, Goldsmiths, University of London’s BA Curating and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. It builds on the exhibition Chip on Your Shoulder, held at the Museum in autumn 2021 and supported by the Naval Dockyard Society and the Lenox Project.

For Session Two we worked closely with images and objects that had been collected during the previous week as we walked around and documented the Deptord area.

Rights of Passage culminated in an exhibition at the Deptford People's Heritage Museum at the Pepys Resource Centre, Deptford, and a 3-hour radio show broadcasting to Africa and the African diaspora worldwide (Galaxyafiwe Station 1: Zeno FM) on Saturday 26 June 2021 with DJ Sis Jahsunray.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

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Visual Cultures


11 June 2021Completed

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Pepys Resource Centre, London, United Kingdom

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11 June 2021

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16 Dec 2021 11:28

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16 Dec 2021 11:28



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