Where Would Reggae Be If It Were Not For Migration?

Monday Nov. 1 2021, 6-9pm

Video-led presentations by history consultant Kwaku which highlights the role Caribbean migration to Britain played in popularising reggae

Where Would Reggae Be If It Were Not For Migration?
Would reggae music have been a global musical genre, if it had not been for the forced migration of Africans from Africa to the Caribbean, and their voluntary migration to Britain? What role did British-based individuals and music businesses play in turning reggae from a potentially localised Caribbean genre into a global music genre? History consultant Kwaku posits that without the latter, reggae could have remained another niche genre.
Event starts with a screening of a mash up video, which takes the story from Africa, through Jamaica, Britain, to the global market that’s been conquered by reggae!
Produced by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), and RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry).

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