Frequency Adjustment

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Probing diasporic interpretations of liberation through sonic practice in the punk genre.

Frequency Adjustment is a strand celebrating the influence that African and Black diaspora artists have had on the Punk and Metal music scenes. The title is inspired by a collective feeling within the Black community to find both psychological release, and new ground, following the traumatic events in the lead-up to the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme presents the beginning of the festival’s longer-term inquiry into fostering collective well-being within the Black community, both in the UK and the diaspora.