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Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock explores racism across the music industry and confronts her own experiences as the only black member of the band.

This powerful documentary follows pop star Leigh-Anne Pinnock as she confronts her experience as the only black member of Little Mix, and as a black woman in the music industry. Leigh-Anne talks about the racism she experienced growing up. Both her parents are of Caribbean heritage, and Leigh-Anne identifies as black. She is also aware that having lighter skin and being a celebrity means she is in a more privileged position than others. Leigh-Anne embarks on her own very personal journey to understand how she can use her platform and privilege to combat the profound racism she sees in society around her.

After she begins her journey, news of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter protests start to sweep the world. With the force of a global movement now behind her, Leigh-Anne confronts those closest to her and attempts to bring difficult conversations about black representation right to the top of the music industry.

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59 minutes

Signed Audio described

Last on

Wed 18 May 2022 02:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:08

    Rukhsana Merrise & Kojey Radical

    Die In Vain

  • 00:33

    NAO

    Bad Blood

  • 00:37

    Laura Mvula

    She

  • 00:39

    Everything Is Recorded

    Carry Me (feat. Obongjayar)

  • 00:48

    Mabel

    Passion Fruit (Cover)

  • 00:52

    Rukhsana Merrise

    Sober

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Director Tash Gaunt
Producer Kandise Abiola
Executive Producer Tom Currie
Executive Producer Sam Bickley

Broadcasts

  • Thu 13 May 2021 21:00
  • Wed 2 Jun 2021 01:30
  • Wed 2 Jun 2021 22:45
  • Wed 2 Jun 2021 23:10
  • Wed 2 Jun 2021 23:30
  • Wed 2 Jun 2021 23:45
  • Wed 30 Mar 2022 21:00
  • Thu 31 Mar 2022 02:00
  • Tue 17 May 2022 21:00
  • Wed 18 May 2022 02:45

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