Rising Brixton rapper and creative GAIKA is turning his attention to a sound system culture installation in collaboration with Boiler Room.
Having only announced his album earlier this month, Brixton's GAIKA is set to team up with Boiler Room for a month-long installation that explores sound systems and Notting Hill Carnival's heritage beyond the borders of West London.
System is an audiovisual installation that will be interactive to the public and wishes to campaign multiculturalism and the evolvement of Notting Hill Carnival.
Visitors can interact by plugging in a jack input, allowing one song to be shared per person, which will be recorded and played as part of the archive.
The Black Cultural Archives and BFI will contribute to the curated archive material used in the audiovisuals.
Speaking to It's Nice That, GAIKA stated, “I’m a second generation Caribbean immigrant, I grew up waiting on that day in summer when every tube train would be filled with faces like mine, eyes locked in silent acknowledgement, all heading to the same destination with the same purpose,” he says.
“This time was ours to love each other amongst the concrete, brief emotional respite where we didn’t have to compute the grim reality of Thatcherite Britain as it was for black boys like me.”