GAIKA - Alvaro Grozny
Somerset House Studios

Gaika In Conversation with Ash Sarkar

Wed 15 Aug 2018
18.45 - 20.30
River Rooms
New Wing

Somerset House Studios resident Gaika talks to Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar. 

Somerset House Studios resident Gaika talks to Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar about the politics of sound system culture, Windrush and SYSTEM, a month-long audio visual installation exploring themes of immigration, cultural expression and raw technical prowess which is at the heart of sound system culture through archival source material, commissioned by Boiler Room.


Ash Sarkar is a writer, broadcaster, journalist and lecturer living in London. She is a Senior Editor at Novara Media, where her work focuses on race, gender, class and power. As part of her work, she has appeared on numerous panels, hosted live events, and interviewed frontbench politicians on everything from foreign policy to football opinions. Ash supports Tottenham Hotspur, and has never knowingly kissed a Tory.

Gaika is a multidisciplinary recording and visual artist, working across genres and platforms to create compelling audiovisual experiences. The technically complex worlds Gaika creates merge the futuristic with contemporary culture, with his 2016 debut mixtape Blasphemer shifting the paradigms of what it means to be a black musician in Britain today.