Sound and Vision

Hosted by Billie JD Porter, Sound and Vision is a 4 x 30 min music documentary series for Channel 4. ¬†The Guardian’s TV pick of the week in July 2017, it tells the stories of contemporary music artists and shows how their work is having an influence in a wider¬†social context.

Episode 1 – Mykki Blanco
Joining up with gay and HIV positive rapper Mykki Blanco on the back-end of his US tour, we shine a¬†spotlight on the black LGTBQI movement contending with representation in Trump’s America.

Ep 2 – The Women of UK Rap
In a genre associated with masculinity and patriarchal bragging, female grime artists are getting a foothold in the public consciousness, in turn inspiring the next generation of women to express themselves,

Ep 3 – Hatsune Miku – The Virtual Popstar
A 6 foot 16 year-old female singer that doesn’t exist, performing to thousands of ecstatic fans around the world…welcome to the weird world of Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid, a digital space where people can control their own virtual popstars.

EP 4 – The Rise of Afrobeats UK
With the new wave of UK Afrobeats being picked up on from Ed Sheehan to Zayn Malik, we meet the Afrobeats artists who are creating a renewed pride in African heritage and helping change British perceptions of Africa.