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Bass in the attic

19 November, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join Janet Kay, vocalist on classic lover’s rock hit ‘Silly Games’, Mike Darby of Bristol Archive Records and Shara Rambarran, popular musicologist, and Dr. Joy White, leading expert in grime, for an afternoon of sharing and conversation around black British music heritage. Each will bring a piece of personal music history – perhaps an old photograph, flyer, piece of vinyl – and these will be the springboard for a conversation around heritage: What is it? Why is it important? What are the challenges for black British music heritage in particular? How can we all be part of tracing and preserving it?

This is a conversation for all ages and music tastes. Those old music magazines in your loft, cassettes in shoeboxes, that photo you and your friends at a gig? This is heritage in danger of being lost as generations pass. Let’s find it, value it and talk about it. If you’d like to contribute to the community archive come along early with images you’d like to share on your phone.

11 am – doors open for community image sharing: Bring along your black British music memories and heritage as images on your phone.

12:00pm-2:00pm – panel and audience discussion.

Limited capacity and we advise arriving early. Seating allocated on first come, first serve basis

Event presented by Black Music Research Unit

For event information, please contact Kate Theophilus at k.theophilus@westminster.ac.uk.

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19 November, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Upstairs at The Ritzy
Ritzy Cinema, 469 Brixton Road
London, SW2 1JQ United Kingdom
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0871 902 5739


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