The Great BBM Set

Sunday June 21 2020, 6pm-midnight

On Sunday June 21, 6pm-midnight (UK GMT +1) BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Blak Music Congress) will mark Make Music Day and British Black Music Month (BBMM) programming with The Great BBM Set – a 6-hour DJ set by Kwaku BBM, which will display the depth and breadth of British black music, spanning over 120 years, from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor‘s 1898 composition ‘Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast’ to Dave‘s 2020 Brits performance of ‘Black’.

The Great BBM Set is inspired by the top 5 #BBMCoronavirusLockdown playlists of British black music, which were submitted by BBM subscribers. One of the most eclectic was culled from Prof Paul Gilroy‘s 50-track, 7-decade spanning Wire Windrush playlist. Expect Kwaku BBM to cover much of these playlists, but he’ll also be on his own journey of musical discovery.

Join him on his musical quest – catch the live stream on Sunday June 21 6pm-midnight (UK GMT+1) of probably the most eclectic black music show you’ll ever hear at: www.mixcloud.com/live/BBMed.

Expect the odd selection by a special guest on the night. This is a strictly live stream affair, so catch it as it unfolds!

British Black Music Month is an initiative started in 2006 by BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) to highlight domestic black music, create forums for black music practitioners and fans to meet, network, dialogue, and improve their music industry knowledge and contacts. For more information, including the Friday BBM Set online disco on every Friday, 6-9pm in July: www.BBM.eventbrite.com.

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