Bass In The Attic - Black music memories and heritage

Date and Time: 
Sun, 19/11/2017 - 11:14

Ritzy Cinema, 469 Brixton Road
London, SW2 1JQ

This Sunday 19th November, 11am - 2pm, the University of Westminster's Black Music Research Unit will be in Brixton to host an event Upstairs at The Ritzy as part of the Being Human festival of the humanities. They will be joined by Janet Kay, vocalist on classic lover’s rock hit ‘Silly Games’, Mike Darby of Bristol Archive Records, Shara Rambarran, popular musicologist, and Dr. Joy White, leading expert in grime, for an afternoon of sharing and conversation around black British music heritage.

Pieces of personal music history – perhaps an old photograph, flyer, piece of vinyl – 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? It will be 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. The aim of this event is to encourage people to find it, value it and talk about it. If you’d like to contribute to the community archive go along early with images you’d like to share on your phone.

Doors 11am. Discussion 12 - 2pm. The event is free but requires booking.

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Phone: 0871 902 5739
Project twitter: @BmruUK