Tate Modern Performance

Listening Sessions: Soul of a Nation

Colourful painting by Carolyn Mims Lawrence of two people one drumming

Carolyn Mims Lawrence, Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free, 1972 Collection & ©Carolyn Mims Lawrence 

Join musicians, curators and historians for a series of intimate listening sessions

This series explores the links between American music of the 1960s and 70s and the art and artists featured in the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Each session features seminal tracks from the era, discussion with contemporary performers and the exhibition’s curators, and a private view of Soul of a Nation.

Rooms 1 to 8 in the exhibition will be open for ticket holders from 18.00 until the Listening Session begins at 18.45. The full exhibition will be open for a private view from 20.00 to 20.45.

Listening Session: Jazz

Monday 11 September, 18.45-20.45 (Sold out)
Featuring Stuart Baker and Soweto Kinch, chaired by Mark Godfrey

Listening Session: Black Power Funk & Soul

Monday 25 September, 18.45-20.45 (Sold out)
Featuring Norman Jay, chaired by Zoe Whitley

Listening Session: Poetry & Spoken Word

Monday 9 October,18.45-20.45​​
​Featuring Jacob V Joyce and Deanna Rodger, chaired by Priyesh Mistry

Each Listening Session is booked separately

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD

Tate Modern

In the Soul of a Nation Exhibition

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


11 September 2017 at 19.45–21.45

25 September 2017 at 19.45–21.45

9 October 2017 at 19.45–21.45

The Listening Sessions on 11 and 25 September 2017 are now sold out

Supported by

The J Isaacs Charitable Trust