Issue 8: Movements

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Issue 8: Movements
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Yinka Esi Graves

Yinka Esi Graves is a black-British Flamenco dancer. She chats to Courtney Yusuf about her black identity and the tradition’s African roots.
Skin Deep meets Yinka Esi Graves
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene

Nkenna Akunna meets Arinzé Kene, the second black British playwright in history to have a West End open. They chat Misty, telling truthful stories of black masculinity, and how he is exploding conventional methods of theatre-making.
Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Lilian Nejatpour

Lilian Nejatpour is a British-Iranian multidisciplinary artist whose latest piece, ‘Choreophobia’, explores the politicisation of male sensuality and the dislocation of dealing with multiple identities. She talks dance, bass, and doing the dishes with Courtney Yusuf.
Skin Deep meets Lilian Nejatpour
People

Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music

The Producers Edit, an early evening foray into the musical minds of some of the UK’s most talented producers.
Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music
People

“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Nkenna Akunna on finding herself in Pinnock's play Leave Taking, and what it means to be seen in a world built to erase you.
“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking
People

Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes

On writing a play that confronts the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora.
Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes
Art

In conversation with Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Our Skin Deep resident reviewer Nkenna Akunna spoke to performance artist Jamila Johnson Small.
In conversation with Last Yearz Interesting Negro
Art

Rolling Hills: brand new video from South London duo Sawa-Manga

The premier a visual feast, the debut music video from Sawa-Manga, blurring the line between the realm of visions and the waking day.
Rolling Hills: brand new video from South London duo Sawa-Manga
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Nubya Garcia

We chat to London-based saxophonist Nubya Garcia about building on musical legacies, shaping her sound, and the meaning of hype.
Skin Deep meets Nubya Garcia
Activism

Cultivating the everyday #BlackGirlMagic: The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre

Nkenna Akunna sits down with Giselle Gant and Nathalie Adlam to chat about The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre.
Cultivating the everyday #BlackGirlMagic: The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Theatre
People

Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre

Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna meets Roy Alexander Weise to talk about his play Nine Night, currently on at the National Theatre, London.
Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre