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Non-fiction writer

My work focusses on musical spaces that emerged and matured across communities of the African diaspora, exploring themes of representation and cultural economy at the intersection of music, vernacular and lifestyle. I consider music not only an echoing literature that reveals nuances of everyday life, but also a superstructure that anticipates historical developments, to foreshadow new social formations in a prophetic and declarative way as enunciated by French economist Jacques Attali.  Moved by a passion for African and Black subcultures at large, I have founded Crudo Volta, a visual collective that documents the development of contemporary African music and lifestyle across the diaspora. Crudo Volta’s most popular format is the Taxi, a documentary format where contemporary music scenes are explored through the expedient of a taxi ride. I am currently lecturing Audio-Visual processes and Representation in Art & Design in the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins.