As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded Grime Heritage Project, Headliners worked alongside young people from Hackney Community College to investigate the geographical aspects of grime music, from the birthplace of the musicians to their ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 

As part of the project they interviewed Mykaell Riley, Head of Music Production and Program Director of the Black Music Research Unit (BMRU) at the University of Westminster. He talks about migration to the UK and the music genres that were brought into the UK, how different migrant cultures and UK music scenes have influenced each other and evolved and he speaks about the evolution of grime which he describes as 'one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in music'.

Picture of Olushola Ajose aka. Afrikan Boy

Film contributed to and produced by Keyarna, Joao, Francis, Jahaurn, Mehmet, Jodie, Saifur, Barzi, Muhamud, Shakira, Barzi, Ebba and Lauren.