Spotify and Unedited joined forces for a brand-new podcast called Sounds of Black Britain. The podcast is a partnership with social enterprise, The Black Curriculum and hosting the show is Julie Adenuga.
With new episodes dropping throughout Black History Month, the Sounds Of Black Britain Podcast is a welcome and important new series that shines a light on Black music and its global significance.
For episode seven titled Sounds of the Black Atlantic, Julie is joined by Omar and Reuben James to discuss all things soul, jazz and funk.
Julie, Omar and Reuben talk about the American origins of soul, funk and jazz, making sure to highlight some of the most defining and important moments in the genre’s history.
Later on in the episode, the trio reflect on how the American genres made their way into the UK and started to receive chart success, radio play and mainstream admiration.
Speaking about working on Sounds of Black Britain, Julie said, “Working with the team on this podcast has been such an incredible experience.
“The work that The Black Curriculum is doing – providing all young people in the UK with the opportunity to learn about Black British History, all year around, not just for Black History Month is incredibly important. This podcast is another step toward raising awareness about our history. I’ve learned so much on this journey and I’m so proud of the legacy that Black British music holds.”
Listen to episode seven and catch up with the rest of the series here.