Black Health Initiative brings Leeds a day of discussion and celebration, showcasing the richness and vibrancy of Leeds’ Black British culture.

BHI gave Leeds a day of discussion and celebration, showcasing the richness and vibrancy of Leeds’ Black British culture.

Exploring Black community through music, BlaqueXplosion explored how music impacted the settlement of those of the Windrush community who adopted Leeds as their home. The day carried on exploring, looking at how this fusion of cultures impacted on fashion, spoken word, health and politics

MogulHQ got to listen to the impact of music on mental health in the public eye with Frank Bruno MBE, who’ll share his experiences. The Voice’s Jermain Jackman also explored his entry into the public eye through politics and his musical journey, as well as providing vocals on the day alongside BHI’s #Unsigned Acts. We enjoyed all of this and so much more, including stalls selling authentic arts, crafts and jewellery.

The day transitioned into night with internationally renowned Sound System Iration Steppas and guest DJs, combining the songs of yesteryear with contemporary beats, giving a festival feel to this unique, diverse, fun and informative celebration of Black Britishness here in Leeds.