Loud Minority was formed in 2000 to explore the applications of film and video in a social context. Over the succeeding years, we’ve undertaken a wide range of work, across social issues, public policy, community development, participatory arts and performance. The common thread is a concern for self-expression, creativity and empowerment.

 

Loud Minority is led by Bhavesh Hindocha, who comes from a background in television production, mainly at the BBC, working in News, Current Affairs, Documentary, Youth and Entertainment Features. Bhavesh is currently an Artist Research Fellow at the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, as well as studying for a Masters degree in Film and Screen Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

The name “Loud Minority” was inspired by seperate music tracks by Japanese/French jazz trio United Future Organization and Californian DJ/producer Greyboy. Both sample a composition by African American saxophonist and band leader Frank Foster on his seminal 1972 album “The Loud Minority“. In the original, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater makes an impassioned, optimistic speech addressing the civil rights and anti-war struggles of the 1960s and 70s. It rebuts the notion of a conservative silent majority referenced by the then President, Richard Nixon. “We are a part of the loud minority, and as such, we are a part of those concerned with change!”

Frank Foster Loud Minority

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Greyboy - 1993 - Freestylin'