Title: Being Black British in London

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Following a summer 2020, in light of the black lives matter protests and awareness raised, I will be looking at what it means to be Black British and the Black experience in the UK. Using personal real life experiences, I will take the listener on a journey through the lens of a Black woman (myself). The piece is aimed at young black people aged between 16 – 21. The aim is to uplift and encourage, through relatable experiences.

This project will be told in conversation form with elements of “letters” to my younger self, following a series of stories of real life experiences, in a podcast format. It will be divided into three parts, the first third will be about the joys of being Black British. The second third will be on the sorrows we experience as Black British people. The last third will be about the hope we have as Black British people.

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Part 1: Joy

Delivery Date: 8th December

Duration: 03’55

Short Synopsis: Joy is about the positive things that come with being Black British, for example, having a community, being part of more than one culture (British and African) etc. This piece was not made to be listened to in a specific way but it is recommended to be listened to through headphones.

Cue: The Following package is a personal reflection and converstation by Marlyse Zouzouko, where she writes an open letter to her younger self and talks with her younger sister about their experience growing up in London being of African heritage. This piece is split in to three parts, here is part one, Joy.

IN: “To my younger self, there’s so much I’m proud of you for…”

DUR: 03’55

OUT: “.. this amazing identity, being  Black British, and we wouldn’t change it for the world”

Back Anno: That was part one of Marlyse Zouzouko’s three part piece Being Black British in London.

Music Reporting Form:

Bensound All That 48000

Bensound HipJazz 48000

Part 2: Sorrow

Delivery Date: 8th December

Duration: 06’19

Short Synopsis: Sorrow is about the negative experiences that Marlyse and her sister have faced as Black British people in London. Her sister gives an account of a racist incident that was casted as a ‘joke’ in school. They highlight their concerns in society in terms of awareness of what is accepted and what should not be. Marlyse’s Mum also shares some real life experiences she went through when she first moved to this country. This piece was not made to be listened to in a specific way but it is recommended to be listened to through headphones.

Cue:  The Following package is a personal reflection and conversation by Marlyse Zouzouko, where she writes an open letter to her younger self and talks with her younger sister about their experience growing up in London being of African heritage. This piece is split in to three parts, here is part two, Sorrow.

IN: “There are things that I haven’t been able to protect you from…”

DUR: 06’14

OUT: “… this country has come a long way since the 90s and change is continously being made which gives me hope for the future”

Back Anno: That was part two of Marlyse Zouzouko’s three part piece, Being Black British in London.

Music Reporting Form:

ES_See the Moon (Instrumental Version) – Gamma Skies

 

Part Three: Hope

Delivery Date: 8th December

Duration: 03’24

Short Synopsis: Hope is the final part of the piece. Marlyse and her sister discuss what they look forward to in the future and whether they feel that there is a postive change being made in society and whether we are heading in the right direction to create more opportunties for Black British People. This piece was not made to be listened to in a specific way but it is recommended to be listened to through headphones.

Cue:  The Following package is a personal reflection and conversation by Marlyse Zouzouko, where she writes an open letter to her younger self and talks with her younger sister about their experience growing up in London being of African heritage. This piece is split in to three parts, here is part three, Hope.

IN: “There are so many things that I forward to you experiencing…”

DUR: 03’24”

OUT: “… Why should I be talentless? Come on, like come on!!”

Back Anno: That was part three of Marlyse Zouzouko’s three part piece, Being Black British in London.

Music Reporting Form:

Bensound HipJazz 4800

 

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