Arts & Culture
Box Talks: BAME Game Special with Kwame Kwaten
- 8:30 pm
26 February 2020
London College of Creative Media | £5
241 Union Street,
The BAME Game Special will be led by Kwame Kwaten, Vice-chair of the Music Manager Forum (MMF), industry luminary and record producer. His flagship ‘BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Game’ panel will also feature special guests Cookie Pryce and Jasmine Dotiwala.
The BAME Game Special is aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the creative industries – artists, marketing, management, instrumentalists or media roles.
Kwame, Cookie and Jasmine will explain the music and entertainment industries, and discuss their personal experiences from a British BAME perspective, being totally ‘real’ about the highs, lows and what to look out for. Previous ‘BAME Game’ guest speakers who they’ve worked with include Prince, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Skepta, Stormzy and Starley.
Cookie Pryce will offer her expertise to LCCM students. As a former recording artist and member of the UK hip hop group The Cookie Crew, and now Senior Label Manager at the music industry’s leading independent distributor The Orchard, Cookie has a great deal of experience to share.
Jasmine Dotiwala is a director, broadcaster and columnist with an acclaimed reputation in the media for breaking fresh British talent. As a special guest for LCCM, she has worked as head of MTV News, MTV Base and Channel 4/T4 Music Specials across her illustrious career.
Kwame Kwaten said:
“The BAME Game talks came about because we regularly meet as professionals and talk off-record about how we got here as well as how navigating your way through the business is often as important as the end result.
“In discussing it openly, we learn about ways in which we can help ourselves and those around us to climb and avoid industry pitfalls. We’re all part of the music and entertainment industries but we all need to help each other in this BAME Game. If you work with a BAME person or are a BAME person you need to be at this talk – it will free you.”
JD Donovan, LCCM’s Creative Industries Liaison and programmer of Box Talks, commented: “It’s a thrill to be able to welcome Kwame, Cookie and Jasmine for #BOX5. They are all industry powerhouses who have so much good advice to share with our attendees”.
General Admission £5. £3 For college, sixth form or university students (with a valid Student ID). Free for LCCM students with code ‘LCCMSTUDENT’
Door open at 6.30 PM.