Wed 07 Nov 2018
Somerset House Studios

Glory To Sound: David Olusoga

Wed 07 Nov 2018
18.45 - 20.30
New Wing

Glory To Sound is a new musical initiative founded by musician, DJ, broadcaster and Studios resident Nabihah Iqbal, inspired by her love for music.

Through a series of events - talks, live shows and club nights, the aim is to experience and explore music from different perspectives, and to think about what it means to us.

For the first talk in the series, Nabihah invites historian and BBC presenter David Olusoga to talk share and discuss the music that is most important to him in front of an intimate audience. The talk and collective listening experience will be followed by a Q&A session.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress. Davidwas also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC's landmark Arts series Civilizations.

Next event in the series:
7 December 2018: Wolfgang Tillmans