Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thu 11 October 2018 17:30 – 19:30

5.30-6.00pm (British reggae playlist)
6.00-7.00pm (Audio visual presentation including excepts of tracks and ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’ vox pops)
7.00-7.30pm (Q&A)

After 8pm (we’re exploring having a reggae club session in a nearby venue)

This event is part of Hackney Museum’s Hackney Black Music exhibition.

As part of marking Reggae @ 50, history and music consultant Kwakupresents 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.

Kwaku is a music industry and history consultant. He’s the BTWSC/African Histories Revisited co-ordinator, and organiser of British Black Music Month in June/July, International Reggae Day UK on July 1, and the year-long African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 programmes. His programmes are posted at and

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