Part of The Last Word Festival, celebrating fearless storytelling.

Black Wave is a brand new label dedicated to nurturing and publishing music and spoken word from talented people of colour.

In conjunction with Roundhouse, Black Wave presents a preview of forthcoming releases, featuring new work from Yomi Sode, Shanaz Dorsett, Joshua Idehen and more.

At school I spent most of my time battling with my identity. My education started properly when I was 22 and I got more involved in music and theatre.

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