What is it like to grow up mixed race? Where do you fit in when you are seen as too black to be accepted as white and too white to be embraced as black? That’s the question posed by Koko Brown in a highly acclaimed show in which Brown, born of a Jamaican father and an Irish mother, makes cunning use of spoken word, poetry and a loop pedal to explore where she fits in the world and other’s need to decide for her. Brown’s piece is both entertaining and thoughtful raising issues around mixed-race privilege and the need to belong.
What are you when you are always the other? A show about identity, blending spoken-word with live vocal looping. Join Koko as she considers the concept of mixed-race privilege, tries to connect clashing cultures and explores what it means to be mixed in contemporary Britain.