RA #27 ~ Amal Khalaf: "Towards a Radio Ballad"
What happens when we take ownership of our voice? Where are we when we are in silence? Tracing histories and the subtle relations of discipline, control and resistance that flow through music in the workplace and about the workplace - what is a work song in 2020? Revisiting the BBC’s Radio Ballads, produced between 1958-1964, that used music, song and the voices of workers, Amal Khalaf reflects on the projects she has developed with artists, musicians and migrant labour unions, domestic workers, cleaners, hotel workers in London.