Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ

As part of marking Reggae @ 50, 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.


  • 5.30-6.00 PM – British reggae playlist
  • 6.00-7.00 PM – Audio visual presentation including excepts of tracks and ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development of Reggae’ vox pops
  • 7.00-7.30 PM – Q&A
  • 8 PM – We’re exploring having a reggae club session in a nearby venue

This is a FREE event. Register at eventbrite