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Mura Masa announces free 12-week course to train black women in live music roles

03 June 2020, 16:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Mura Masa has announced that he's funding a 12-week course that will train 10 black women in live music crew roles.

Yesterday (2 June) on #BlackoutTuesday, Mura Masa announced a new programme that will train 10 black women across 12 weeks (on weekends) to work in live music.

In his post, Mura Masa writes, "My management and some of my touring crew are organising a free, 12-week weekend course for 10 black women to train in live music roles (specifically crew roles like front of house/mixing/monitor engineering, lighting technician)."

He adds, "It begins to address a problem that we've privately discussed at length whilst putting my own show together, in that there is a serious, serious lack of women in colour occupying these roles and we would love to have that change. If you're in the industry then you know just how true this is."

Mura Masa also writes that he has "personally committed to funding for this project and can't wait to commit my time and any help that I can give to this. I would urgeand compel my peers in music, at all levels but especially those in positions of power and wealth, to investigate how they can put weight and funding into creating or assisting programmes like this, rather than being silent or releasing statements of outrage. Inaction is what got us here. Let's move on this together and seize this opportunity for action."

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Link is in my bio for those interested. Please don’t be silent today music industry, silence is not what’s needed. Be helpful, share resources, allow space and amplification for the voices that need it, educate yourself and those around you. Love x

A post shared by Mura Masa (@the_mura_masa) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:42am PDT

Mura Masa co-produced Lianne La Havas' latest single "Can’t Fight".
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