Art, People, Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Palestinian singer, songwriter and rapper Maysa Daw

Skin Deep’s Courtney Yusuf caught up with Maysa ahead of the release of their new album, ‘Ben Haana wa Maana’.
Skin Deep meets Palestinian singer, songwriter and rapper Maysa Daw
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In conversation with Yara Rodrigues Fowler on her debut novel: Stubborn Archivist

Novelist Yara Rodrigues Fowler on archiving, longing, and how to put yourself back together again having been completely shattered.
In conversation with Yara Rodrigues Fowler on her debut novel: Stubborn Archivist
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They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib

Nkenna Akunna talks to Hanif Abdurraqib about his book ‘They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,’ a stunning interrogation of the United States through music.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib
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Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman

In a celebration of Black and Brown lives and experiences, Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna chats to Tobi and Ruthie on the creation of Babylon Festival.
Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman
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Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’

Nkenna Akunna meets with Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson to talk about their roles in Idris Elba's directorial debut, 'Yardie'.
Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’
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Skin Deep meets creator of Deportation Discs: Luke De Noronha

How do we imagine a future outside of the racist capitalistic global structure we live in? Edna Mohamed speaks to Luke De Noronha about Deportation Discs, racist immigration policies, and mobilising for a future without deportations.
Skin Deep meets creator of Deportation Discs: Luke De Noronha
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Skin Deep meets Attab Haddad, an oud-player with a passion for flamenco

Al-Andalus is alive again when Attab Haddad starts to play. Iraqi-British Attab shared Turkish coffees with Skin Deep’s Courtney Yusuf to chat career priorities post 9-11, the value of musical fusion, and London’s siren call.
Skin Deep meets Attab Haddad, an oud-player with a passion for flamenco
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Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka

Nkenna Akunna chats to filmmaker hajooj kuka about making his film aKasha and telling stories of joy, war, love and rebellion.
Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka
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I Dont Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow

Jessica Ashman’s short film project is an exploration of belonging and what it means to exist and work in the animation world as a woman of colour. We chat to her about modes of survival and creating confessional art.
I Dont Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow
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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
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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
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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