Join St John's Sound Artist in Residence Rawz and colleagues from Inner Peace Records as they launch the Digging Crates EP, the culmination of their year-long project with the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  • Date 11 June 2022 - 8.00 p.m. - 11 June 2022 - 9.00 p.m.
  • Location The Warehouse 14A Osney Lane Oxford OX1 1NJ

Inner Peace Records hip-hop collective are launching their Digging Crates EP at the end of their year-long groundbreaking project working with traditional African musicians and silenced musical instruments cared for at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Creatively led by Rawz, a hip hop and spoken word artist from Oxford, Inner Peace Records artists digitally sampled the sounds of instruments linked to the museum's collection and wove them into freshly written tracks. This EP explores their shared African heritage of culture, connection and colonial history.

African jazz band Wanda-NA-KL are playing a support set: jazz infused with traditional African grooves on guitar, drums, bass and vocals. Wanda-NA-KL play regularly in London and Boni Wanda, their band leader, is well known in the Kenyan music scene. Wanda-NA-KL explained the instruments and helped to create some of the samples for Digging Crates last summer and feature on the EP.

Read our Digging Crates project page for more information:

The Digging Crates project would not have been possible without the support of many different partners. Here at OCM we want to thank them for their continued support and cooperation over the past year. 

Digging Crates is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme and supported by TORCH, Helen Roll Foundation, CLORE Duffield Foundation, Art Fund Access Fund and St John's College and co-promoted by OCM. Thanks also to In-Spire Sounds and DAW Media.

Inner Peace Records are Rawz, Tiece, Reejai, Tang the Pilgrim, Tiger and King Boyden.

Wanda-NA-KL are Shyam Shah, Kofi Adu, Miles Ncube and Boni Wanda.

Doors open: 7pm

Music starts: 8pm

This event has two sets of 45 mins approx each, there is an interval.

This show is recommended for ages 11+. Any under 18s present are the responsbility of their parents.

The lyrics used in this show are "radio friendly", i.e. no swearing.

There is a bar: please bring photo ID if you are under 25.

For more info and to book, click here.