Explore the sound and aesthetic of afrofuturism and DIY music, and how musicians can rebuild and re-purpose their surroundings to create new music.
Across five days in May you’ll work with Fulu Miziki Kolektiv to:
- Collaborate and create new music with other musicians
- Experiment with rhythm and arrangement, moving between rehearsal space and recording studios to develop and record ideas
- Learn about Fulu Miziki Kolektiv’s unique relationship between live performance and ‘in-the-box’ production
- Use found materials to create music
- Discover new techniques, recording ideas and song arrangements in the studio
This project is open to people who are:
- Aged 18+
- Based in the North of England
- Producers, singers, rappers or instrumentalists from any background, discipline or genre. You’ll have a strong track record of writing, producing and performing, and a growing online presence
- Available for all the project dates below
We can cover travel and accommodation costs for those who need it, plus a £25 daily allowance.
To register your interest, all you need to do is complete an online application form* by 9am on Thursday 21 April. You can either apply in writing, or by submitting an audio or video file.
If you have any questions please email Jonas.
*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you have any specific access needs relating to completing the form, please let us know. Contact us at [email protected] or 0161 546 5334.
About Fulu Miziki Kolektiv
Fulu Miziki Kolektiv is an Eco-Friendly-Afro-futuristic-Punk-Assemble collective of artists who come straight from a future where humans have reconciled with mother earth and with themselves. This multidisciplinary collective of artists are based in the heart of Africa, in the Congolese capital city Kinshasa. For several years now, its members have conceptualised an orchestra made from objects found in the trash, constantly changing instruments, always in search of new sounds.Making their own instruments, performance costumes, and masks is essential to the approach of the collective’s core musical ideology. Their unique sound supports a pan-African message of artistic liberation, peace and a severe look at the ecological situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the whole world. For Fulu everything can be recovered and re-enchanted.