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We Fire Imagination: Tumi Williams

Halfway through his two year Creative Associate role, we caught up with musician, producer, chef and youth arts worker, Tumi Williams...

Aside from solo work as Cardiff’s premier emcee Skunkadelic, Tumi also fronts nine-piece monster funk collective Afro Cluster who supported Ibibio Sound Machine at our Festival of Voice in 2018.

And when he's not busy being a dad or running his Nigerian food business, Jollof House Party, he's busy mentoring and sharing his knowledge and skills with the next generation.

Check out Tumi's story so far....

Tumi's had a busy first year, producing Up and Cymru - a celebration of Black music in our Weston Studio for Festival of Voice in 2021.

The event featured 14 different artists from the world of hip hop, soul, grime and more, with both emerging and established artists.

And he was also on hand to mentor new acts and introduce people from the local community to stage management and running music events.

"It's a two-way relationship. Artists get to integrate themselves into the blueprint of this building and push it forward and WMC get to work with various artists from different walks of life and ethnicities."

Tumi Williams

Following a successful pilot project in Pen Y Graig with Valleys Kids, Tumi helped develop a new Creative Voice workshop in hip hop for us.

Over six-weeks young people in the Valleys learned about song writing, lyrics and producing, and recorded their very own music track.

Find out more about Tumi in our Creative Associate's blog.

Many of the activities we carry out are a direct result of your kind donations, membership renewals and grant funding. We'd also like to thank the Arts Council of WalesMoondance Foundation and Garfield Weston, and The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust for allowing us to continue supporting the creative talent, young people and communities that need creativity now, more than ever.