'The Influence Project’ is an ongoing photography project celebrating pioneering black musicians and their impact on contemporary sound. It shows musical connections raising awareness to where it began and some of the characters involved in changing the shape of music. The Project also illustrates connections to contemporary artists so that younger generations can appreciate the significance of these relationships.    

Bill Withers, Booker T Jones, Leon Ware, Roy Ayers, Charles Wright, Betty Davis, Erykah Badu, Ms Lauryn Hill, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, The Blackbyrds, The Impressions, Fatback Band, Zapp, Amp Fiddler, Martha Reeves, Candi Staton, Evelyn Champagne King, Cheryl Lynn, Sister Sledge, Gwen Dickey, Shirley Jones, Jean Carne, Deniece Williams, Shalamar, Edwin Birdsong, Steve Arrington, Melba Moore, Lisa Stansfield, Alice Russell, Quantic, Nicola Conte, Raul Midon, Maverick Saber, Nick Hakim, Kojey Radical, Laura Mvula, Raphael Saadiq, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Kiwanuka, Lalah Hathaway, Snarky Puppy, Moonchild, Jorja Smith, Aloe Blacc, Gary Clark Jr, Eric Bibb, Fantastic Negrito, Amp Fiddler, Kashif, Carleen Anderson, Lady Tigra, Charles Bradley, The New Master sounds, Tower Of Power, Nao, Femi Fem, James Taylor, Tortured Soul, Fat Freddy's Drop, New Power Generation, Andre Symone, The Brand New Heavies, Omar Lye-Fook, Barrie K Sharpe, Dj Spinna, Gilles Peterson,  Dam Funk, The Rebirth, Kindred The Family Soul, Jarrod Lawson, Bilal, Jazzie B, Michael Franti, Carl McIntosh, Siedah Garrett, James Gadson, Steve Ferrone, The Internet, Masego, Anderson .Paak, Hiatus Kaiyote, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Tony Allen, Femi & Seun Kuti, Dele Sosimi, Mulatu Astatke, Shabaka Hutchings, Soweto Kinch, Nubya Garcia, The Soul Jazz Orchestra, Bluey Maunick, Bob James, Public Enemy, KRS-One, EPMD, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Redman, Havoc, Bone Thugs & Harmony, DJ Premier, Kool G Rap, Pete Rock, Phife Dawg, Cypress Hill, The Jungle Brothers, Lords of The Undergrounds, Illa J, T3, Money B, Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Ursula Rucker, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Duldley Perkins, Dead Prez, Swizz Beats, The Roots, Rapsody, Akala, IAM, Dilated Peoples, Melle Mel & Scorpio, Average White Band, Hamish Stuart, Shuggie Otis, Cymande, Sun Ra Arkestra, Larry Graham and George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic

Exhibition at Midland Art Center (MAC), Birmingham 18 Jan - 22 March 2020

Exhibition at Somerset House, London 27 Jul - 22 Aug 2018

Press: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/press/influence-project

 

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