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Black Cultural Archives
Black Cultural Archives. 1 Windrush Square. Brixton, SW2 1EF London, United Kingdom
Calling all music lovers!
Join us for a special celebration of the rich heritage behind Black British music. Through a series of intimate live performances, insightful talks, archives and interactive activities, we explore the powerful musical journey that has contributed towards the “Black Sound” in the UK. Curated by Rodney P, this day is a full take-over of BCA transforms the different chapters of the Black Sound.
Since the formation of London Posse in 1987 and the release of his subsequent solo work which established him as a genre defying emcee, Rodney P has come to be regarded as the Godfather of UK Hip Hop. He has collaborated with fellow UK Hip Hop giant, RootzManuva, R&B and funk artists Omar and The Brand New Heavies and toured across the world. Through his production company Riddim Killers, Rodney is now engrossed in a new passion project entitled Under The Influence, a documentary that tells the story of reggae music and UK hip hop.
£7, £5 concessions (+bkg fee)
DJ Snuff will play a compilation of classics to the hottest new music in the courtyard. Special live performances from the Godfather of UK Hip Hop Rodney P, artist and activist Logic, rapper Ty and more on the day. The legendary Sir Lloyd Coxsone will play the finale set bringing the bass lines and foundations of reggae music home to the archives.
Blingwear will run a graffiti mural art workshops for children ages from 4yrs to 12yrs and upwards. Young people get a chance to meet rapper Akala during a special reading of his inspirational children’s book You Can Do Anything.
Join the debate and discussion about the legacy of Black Sound, the importance of archiving and controlling your narrative. Hosted by Rodney P, we will debate how artists continue to lead the conversation in music making, and the importance of self-documenting and preserving archives to tell their own story, in their own words and images. Rodney P will be joined by Ty, rapper, producer and DJ Swiss, broadcaster Jasmine Dotiwala, assistant commissioner for BBC2 and BBC4 Jay Davidson, actor Clint Dyer and BCA expert archivist.
A family fun day for all ages celebrating UK’s Black Sound and its rich heritage, while soaking up the music, energy and history presented by Godfather of UK Hip Hop, Rodney P and Black Cultural Archives.