Raw Roads is a touring programme run by Brixton-based music charity Raw Material, working with young people to develop creative talent around the country. Barney Evison was at their 2015 showcase, the culmination of a year’s workshops and coaching to inspire budding musicians, actors, writers and filmmakers.

Raw Material’s cultural and performance tour was the highlight so far of my 2015 artistic experience. Having the opportunity to introduce the crew to the sights and sounds of New Orleans, the city I call home, was an honor. Raw Material brought a young vibrant crew of emcees/singers who not only boasted infectious, youthful energy […]

Raw Roads international crew are back from New Orleans, all the better for a great experience. Playing alongside conscious political Black poets deep in the community, fantastic projects for freed prisoners who had been incorrectly imprisoned for up to 30 years, alligators deep in the swamps. Mississippi steamboats, swamp shacks, giant trucks, Mardi Gras jesters, […]