Adem Holness

Head of Contemporary Music, Southbank Centre

About this speaker

Having been responsible for arts and cultural organisations, talent development programmes, live music festivals, tours and gigs, Adem specialises in enabling the ambitions of music artists & creatives, predominantly within UK Jazz, Afrobeat, Grime, Reggae, Electronic and R&B music. At Southbank Centre, Adem is responsible for 150+ gigs and events a year, including the iconic Meltdown Festival. As Music Curator at the Horniman Museum & Gardens, Adem led the award winning 696 Programme & Festival celebrating Black British Music & the sounds of South London. Adem is a fellow of Clore Leadership, the Royal Society of Arts and PRS Foundation’s Power Up scheme, an initiative supporting Black music creators and industry professionals to address anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector.

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Orchestrating Dreams: A Fireside Chat with Adetokunbo Oyelola & YolanDa Brown [Recording Available Until March 2nd]

25 February 2024, 06:45 PM
YolanDa Brown Adem Holness Adetokunbo Oyelola