Black Sound festival starts in Brixton

16 June, 2017

Written by: Black Cultural Archives

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Black Cultural Archives celebrate 100 years of Black British music with current exhibition ‘Black Sound’ on display until 7 November 2017. This Summer, the sounds of roots reggae, lovers rock and UK garage take over the heritage centre located in the heart of Brixton.

Black Sound festival starts in Brixton

A Charlie Phillips Take Over
Saturday 17 June, 12.00pm-6.00pm

For one day only, to celebrate the launch of the Charlie Phillips Roots Archive, Charlie Philips is the guest curator at Black Cultural Archives. Jamaican-born Londoner Charlie is best known for his photographs documenting 60 years of Black life in London. Free drop in. No booking required. Join Charlie Phillips and friends for a day of talks, films, and music.

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Celebrating Sound System Culture with Sir Lloyd Coxsone 

Friday 30 June, 6.30pm-10.00pm

Black Cultural Archives pays tribute to the Kings of Sound with Sir Lloyd Coxsone, internationally renowned and critically-acclaimed for his influence on the rising sound system culture that now exists in the UK. From roots reggae to ska, lovers rock and his production of dub sets, Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s sound has played a pivotal role in advocating for and popularising the Black sound in the UK. From Saxon Sound to Quaker City in Birmingham, we explore how the widely celebrated tradition of sound clashing was born from a culture that prided itself on self-reliance, artistic collaborations, and a competitive spirit of trademarking new sounds.

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