Live Looping Workshops with Xana and Loraine James


Decolonise Fest present the opportunity for beginners to develop their live looping skills with two of London’s most innovative electronic artists. No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided for you to participate in these workshops.

Tickets for each session cost £3.00 + £0.72 booking. Advanced booking is essential, links are below:

Live Looping 1: Beatboxing with Xana, 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Live Looping 2: Keyboards and Sampling with Loraine James, 3.30pm – 5.00pm


Details on our workshop hosts:


Xana composes music using live-looping with beatboxing, vocal harmonising, instrumentation, archived recordings, and using field recordings from Peckham High Street to sounds of space (electromagnetic vibrations) collected by NASA. She intertwines all of this with poetry and improvisational interactive stories. Xana started live-looping as a way to understand the feeling of being fractured, anxious and challenged and how you find ways to piece yourself together, worried about what fits.
Listen to Xana on Soundcloud


Loraine James is an electronic artist and producer. A master at crafting organic textures through inorganic means, she effortlessly blends Electronica and Math rock with whispers of jazz and post-rock all wrapped up in the artist’s key avant-garde aesthetic and sensibility. Loraine crafts truly breathtaking textures from relatively simple means, armed only with a Macbook, a MIDI Keyboard and Novation Launchpad – she transcends any technological constraints to make anything from ambient off-kilter beats to four to the floor vocal-sample driven techno/house.
Listen to Loraine James on Bandcamp

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** Workshop attendees will receive discounted entry to our evening event Decolonise Fest presents: Wizard Apprentice, Kohinoorgasm, Screaming Toenail, Best Praxis. Just give your name on the door and you’ll only pay £4 entry! **

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