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17th July, 2019

Diaspora & I Talk with Sheila Maurice-Grey

UCL

Event Details

Date:
17th July, 2019
Time:
18:00 - 20:00
Venue:
IAS Forum
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
Price:
Free

Sheila Maurice-Grey, also known as Ms MAURICE, is a London based trumpeter, vocalist and visual artist. Her sound is influenced by 70s jazz, a touch of West African sonic seasoning and her London upbringing.

Central to Ms Maurice’s music, is stimulated by her visual art practice where she aims to question her ‘identity’ as well as what it means ‘to misrepresent vs to be misrepresented.’

Her art provocatively explores the notion of ‘blackness’ and the hyper sexualisation of the black female body throughout history since the early 1800’s. In particular she is interested in the visual history and facts known about ‘Blackface Minstrelsy’ and ‘The Hottentot Venus – Sarah Bartmann.’

Ms Maurice is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner. She has performed with the likes of SOLANGE, KANO on the ‘Jool’s Holland Show’ and ‘The Mercury Prize 2016,’ and features on Little SIMZ’s album ‘Stillness in Wonderland.’ For more details about Ms MAURICE visit:www.msmaurice.com


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