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Rough Music

Rough Music

June 23, 2020

This episode explores the folk custom, Rough Music in relation to public shaming with Bristol based artist Jessica Akerman. Rough Music was and is found in many societies across the globe. In this episode we concentrate mainly on Rough Music in the UK, but look further afield to examine how similar forms of cultural expression are used for the purposes of humiliation and protest, but also celebration and community cohesion.

To get a snapshot of Rough Music and public shame in this moment in time, we spoke to a composer and sound artist about his work reviving rough music, a folk music researcher on the history of rough music, an art historian and a musicologist on the role that music and noisemaking plays in protest, shame and social justice. We also spoke to one of the biggest MCs on the battle rap scene in the USA about public shaming as performance and the feeling of being on the wrong side of the crowd, as well as her thoughts on the role of chanting and noise making at the recent Black Lives Matter marches she attended in New York.

Sightings / Hidden Histories

Sightings / Hidden Histories

June 6, 2020

In this first episode of the Caraboo Projects Podcast we get weird stories from the Hidden Histories tape recorder, tales from local heroes on the high street, and get the perspective of a life long Bedminster resident.

Stay tuned for more local stories and histories hidden, and not so hidden.

Established in 2018 Caraboo Projects is a contemporary art organisation based in Bristol.

Javasu

Javasu

May 2, 2019

In this episode of the Caraboo Projects podcast we listen in on a conversation between artists Savinder Bual and Sarah Boulton as they discuss the themes around our latest exhibition, Javasu, and the connections between their work. 

Stay tuned for more local stories and histories hidden, and not so hidden.

Established in 2018 Caraboo Projects is a contemporary art organisation based in Bristol.

Jurassic Moon

Jurassic Moon

February 28, 2019

In this episode of the Caraboo Projects podcast we explore the themes of the latest exhibition, Jurassic Moon. Curator Mary Roberts-Holmes tells us about storytelling and conflicting narratives plus we speak to a local chicken shop and discuss white tree roundabout on Bristol's Downs.

Stay tuned for more local stories and histories hidden, and not so hidden.

Established in 2018 Caraboo Projects is a contemporary art organisation based in Bristol.