BRUKOUT x BOXPARK BLACK HISTORY MONTH TALKS

Our sister organisation, BrukOut keeps coming with Black History Month celebrations announcing a set of panels.

The first REMEMBER THE TIMES PT1 WITH REGGAEOLOGY takes place on the 20th October. The talk looks at the the 70’s and 80’s global reggae scene and how the UK played its part in the growth and success of it. As well as carving out an industry here in the UK, the music resonated throughout the reggae world. From the ambitious and talented sound systems such as Saxon who spawned the likes of Tippa Irie and Maxi Priest, to the hard roots production and lyrics of Aswad and Steel Pulse as well as the chart topping exploits of Janet Kay. Amongst it all was birth and development of one of the genres leading styles – Lovers Rock. Uniquely British, the Lovers Rock sound embodied the time. 

In this talk, the PMG’s Seani B looks at that special period in Black British Music history, and explores how it all came about and the generational impact of it all. With special guest & lovers Rock icon Carroll Thompson, Sweetie Irie and Rudy Ranx.

Following the talk Rudy Ranx and DJ Ratty take to the decks.

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On the 23rd, there is an In Conversation with UK Garage music pioneers, The Heartless Crew.

As we hit the eve of 2020 The Heartless Crew are not only still active, but are thriving. With a new national radio show on the BBC and demand for their live shows as high as it has ever been, DJ Fonti and Bushkin talk about the Garage years, the UK music scene then and now as well as who inspired them and the secret to their longevity. This event is hosted by Seani B.

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