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Steel Pulse’s Mykaell Riley to front festival talk

ACCOMPLISHED: Riley is the director of the Black Music Research Unit at the University of Westminster. (Photo Credit: Being Human)

A NATIONAL humanities festival will return to London later this month.

Being Human will serve to highlight ways in which the liberal arts can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.

Led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS), the University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human draws together the three major bodies dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research in the UK and internationally.

Mykaell Riley, senior head of music production and director of the Black Music Research Unit at the University of Westminster, will deliver a presentation ‘Bass in the attic’.

Riley began his career in the late seventies as a performer with the award-winning reggae group Steel Pulse. In the nineties he founded the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra and his research at the University of Westminster focuses on developing a black British music and resources.

Last year Being Human featured over 250 events in 45 towns and cities across the UK, engaging the public with big questions, big debates and innovative activities focused around the theme of ‘hope and fear’.

Now in its fourth year, the 2017 festival will take place 17-25 November. 

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