Episode 32 :: How to be a courageous ally

24th October 2018


Show Notes:

Ngaio Anyia is a singer, songwriter, DJ, writer, poet, a columnist @bristol247 and leads inclusion and social justice projects in Bristol. Ngaio is a Jill Scott, Erykah Badu mashup for the #metoo generation! She closed the Shangri-la stage at Glastonbury in 2017 and her Booty Bass one woman live set plays around the UK. 

Ngaio’s music is an expression of her advocacy work – she helped organise the black lives matter march in Bristol in 2016 and is currently leading the Inclusion Project for Artspace Lifespace and The Invisible Circus here in Bristol. 

After working in events, as a journalist for and as a professional performer, Ngaio has been exploring ways to reclaim space as a POC colour through music, art and discussion, in a positive way and is focussed on getting the arts into deprived communities to make them accessible for everyone.

We talk about Ngaio’s experience of learning how to be an ally and advocate in her work. Of how she keeps opening doors for other women of colour. Stay listening to the end for Ngaio’s latest single See Them.

Additional Resources:

  • Ngaio’s website: www.ngaiomusic.com
  • Ngaio on Instagram & Twitter
  • Brit(ish): on race, identity and belonging by Afua Hirch
  • Why I am no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla



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