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Part 5: Holding Space for Black Joy

Updated: May 14, 2020

The Black & African Solidarity Show: Volume III

On Sunday, 1 March 2020 we returned to BIDHAAR in Peckham for B.A.S.S. Vol. 3. We were blessed with a sensational lineup of live performances and presentations from Fiona Compton, DJ Franc Deez, Hannah Idil, Juan, Samir / The Urban Nomad, Liv Sol & Jordz The Jay. The artistry in the room was inspiring and a bit of creativity was ignited in us all.

Shamanie and her family came through with some homemade Jamaican food and we had proper feast. The energy of Volume III was simultaneously unique and familiar – a vibe that can’t be caught anywhere besides the Black and African Solidarity Show.


The Black and African Solidarity Show (B.A.S.S.) is a platform, curated for and by Black minds, which holds love, creativity and education at its core. The community is cultivated through grassroots organizing within our networks of artists and academics. B.A.S.S., as a sphere of interaction, intends to support meaningful connections and give stage for individuals of our communities to share what they have discovered along their paths.

Through the unity of our diversity, we exist as a transcultural representation of Blackness. Our mission is to uplift and provide platforms for artists across the world as we calibrate our trajectories for radically different futures.

Holding Space for Black Joy celebrates the journey of B.A.S.S. and some of the stellar individuals that constitute our community. As a collective force, we work to sustain an atmosphere in which Blackness, as our humanity, can be nurtured and appreciated.


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