“British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018” Launch of Britain’s Contribution to the development of Reggae Music

Friday 1st June 2018, 6.30 PM – 9:00 PM @ University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6XA
It’s poignant that we start British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018 by marking Reggae @ 50 with probably the only time that the full version of ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’ will receive a public screening. The documentary has contributions from dozens of contributors, drawn randomly – it includes artists, producers, journalists, DJs, broadcasters, lecturers, and music fans.
As part of marking Reggae @ 50, and a reminder of International Reggae Day , history and music consultant Kwaku presents a personal reflection of Britain’s pivotal role in the development of reggae music. Indeed, he posits that without British input, the Jamaican music industry would not have developed to the extent that it has, nor would reggae have become the international phenomenon that it has become.

The presentation is interspersed with footage from his documentary ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’. The presentation will also include a short mix of key British reggae, followed by a Q&A session.

Kwaku is a music industry and history consultant. He’s the BTWSC/African Histories Revisited co-coordinator, and organiser of British Black Music Month in June/July, International Reggae Day UK on July 1, and the year-long African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 programmes. His programmes are posted at British Black Music and African . The premiere of the full version of the ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’ documentary opens British Black Music Month 2018 on June 1st.

This family-friendly event includes an introduction to the BBMM2018 programme, a short Windrush @ 70-inspired presentation on Britain and Reggae in the last 50 years entitled ‘Reggae Could Not Have Become An International Phenomenon Without Britain!‘, plus a quick-fire quiz, with a few reggae prizes.
Watch the DRAFT trailer below:


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