The Moving Group

The Moving Group is an informal space for exchanging notes, work in progress, and music and dance experiences, including reflections on our dual roles as researchers and aficionados of the groove.

The Moving Group focuses on Afro-diasporic rhythm cultures. It also fosters dialogue between work on/ practice of African-heritage music, dance and percussion, and work/ practice relating to other music and dance forms.

We bring together academics and graduate students across KCL and London, and use King’s premises and facilities to kick-start activities that then usually branch out to dinner and movement somewhere in the vicinity!

The Moving Group meets on an average of once a semester. It typically takes advantage of visiting academics and dance/ music practitioners and so has somewhat of an ad hoc air about it. We like to think this adds to its charm and spontaneous energies…

If you want to take part in our Moving Group events, then please let us know via our ‘contact us’ form on the website.


AFRICARREFOUR: Madagascar/ Cabo Verde Africa at the crossroads of oceans and cultures

AfriCarrefour: Madagascar/ Cabo Verde: Africa at the crossroads of oceans and cultures FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC– like all our events. With this very special event on the 28th of September…

Moving Group

Moving Group 5: Tango: Black Atlantic and Beyond. Report by Ananya Kabir

Our fifth Moving Group was dedicated to an exploration of tango music and dance, and it involved a double bill. First, we heard Dr Kendra Stepputat, ethnomusicologist from the University…