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19.09.2023, Words by Billy Ward

Trevor Nelson MBE launches new multi-media project celebrating Black British music

The project highlights future leaders of Black British culture such as Elijah and Jamz Supernova...

Trevor Nelson MBE has launched a brand new multi-media exhibition celebrating the influence of Black British music. 

'Union Black: Sounds of a Nation', a Google Arts & Culture project, officially went live this month with the help of Nelson as project ambassador.

The Radio 1Xtra presenter describes the project as an "ode to what has made British music what it is today", with over 200 multimedia stories curated by 25 cultural partners on offer to users through the dedicated online hub.

Featuring a collection of videos, photographs, documentaries and podcasts, the online exhibition pieces together contributions from the likes of Notting Hill Carnival, Horniman Museum and many more. 

Not only focusing on stars of the past and present, including sections on pioneers like Goldie, Norsmki, Patti Flynn and Stormzy, the online project also shines a light on the future of Black British Music. 

In the 'Today and Tomorrow' section, the project highlights future leaders of Black British culture such as Elijah and Jamz Supernova. Read our recent cover story with Elijah here to find out more about his cause. 

'Union Black: Sounds of a Nation' is available to view now through its dedicated online hub with all of YouTube's original Union Black content being hosted by the MOBO awards.

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