Black British music takes centre stage at the Horniman Museum and Gardens this summer for the 696 Festival, a showcase of South London’s cutting-edge live music scene, encompassing Afrofuturist hip-hop to jazz and soul music.

696 celebrates Black British music genres – and the people working in them – that have been disproportionately affected by bias in legislation through a series of live gigs, installations, collaborations, residencies, specially commissioned works, and a summer music festival.

We go behind the scenes with Music Curator Adem Holness to find out more about the project and how it all came together