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Soundworlds is not just a podcast. It’s an audio stage for diverse stories told in extraordinary ways. It’s a place for an exciting new form of audio drama that we call sonic theatre.

Created by musicians, writers, theatre-makers and sound artists, sonic theatre pieces are more than radio plays. They’re immersive sound worlds, intoxicating blends of music and storytelling, sound design, documentary and fiction.

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iLOOP

Aminita Francis



A hip-hop theatre chronicle of mental breakdown in global lockdown




In the first of our Season 2 commissions, Soundworlds presents the debut solo project of multi-talented musician and theatre-maker Aminita Francis: one of the co-creators behind BAC Beatbox Academy’s phenomenally successful Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster

In February 2020, Aminita had just embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime: touring the world for two years, performing an award-winning show for international audiences, spending her time doing what she loved. Yet just six weeks later, she found herself back at home again, locked down with the rest of the world and reeling from the abrupt conclusion of a five-year relationship. Crippled by insomnia and unable to access mental health services, she is left alone with just her thoughts, her ghosts and her loop pedal.

In a virtuoso deployment of layered vocals, song and spoken word, Aminita stages her own one-woman intervention, taking musical inspiration from the relentless cycling of obsessive thoughts and the flattening of time experienced during months of isolation. Within this sonic space constructed from voice and beats, she adeptly navigates her own mental and emotional interiority, steering through past trauma towards the hope of future healing.

iLoop was co-commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre
Written, composed and performed by
Aminita Francis


Additional music and production by
Matt Huxley

Sound design and mixing:
Ross Flight

Directed by
Patrick Eakin Young

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