NikNak: Sankofa - POSTPONED

Date:Mon 18 Jul 2022
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (standing show)
Price:Pay What You Feel (suggested £12.50)

Due to the severe weather this event has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed shortly. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new date. If you have any questions or queries, please contact our box office at

One of DJ Mag’s ‘Ones to Watch 2022’, award-winning DJ and Turntablist NikNak presents her exciting new project, Sankofa.

An immersive sound and visual experience, Sankofa explores the narrative of a young black woman, Afrofuturism and her comic book heroes.

Sharing the screen with images of her childhood superhero, Storm, NikNak creates a new sonic world and realises her superhuman abilities through Turntablism.

With live improvised Turntablism NikNak sculpts soundscapes that combine with visual artist Loëpa’s imagery, including illustrations, references to comic book heroes and manipulated live film footage.

The use of surround sound and the live interplay between visuals and audio creates a unique sound world to explore. If you have ever wanted to walk into a comic book and experience it through sound and vision, this is your chance.

A member of the Eve's Drop DJ Collective, NikNak is a ground-breaking multidisciplinary artist and became the first Black Turntablist in history to win the illustrious Oram Award in 2020. The album Sankofa releases on music tech label Inventing Waves on 1st July.

Support comes from live loop musician XANA.

XANA will take words and sounds from the audience and the space and use vocal layering, drum machines and scratching into a live loop improvised set. The set will also feature a haptic vest for Deaf or hard of hearing audience members to wear the music of the show on their back whilst XANA plays.


Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation. 

“From her genre-defying mixes and leftfield collaborations to her ambient compositions and bespoke turntablism style, this Oram Award winner is in a proverbial league of her own.”DJ Mag, Artists to Watch 2022


“She’s on the rise and doing it her way. Her mix for our series is a thrilling trip through rhythms and styles with her singular technique at the fore.”DJ Mag

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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J2 has flat floor access.

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