plainsightSOUND is a music research project, aimed at rediscovering colonial and postcolonial voices in British classical music.

Focusing on the stories of classical musicians in Britain of African and Caribbean descent, including those from former British colonies, the project will explore their lives as well as their musical activity in Britain before 1970.

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Do you have any information about Black composers and performers who were active in Britain before 1970 that you think should be featured here? Have you found this website useful? If you have any feedback or would like to contribute to this research in any way, get in touch.