Black History Features

The Slave Hunt” depicts soldiers from Sokoto raiding a village to capture slaves. [Harper’s Weekly (Sept. 12, 1857), p. 581]

The Slave Hunt – Capture and Captives

For three and a half centuries, European slavers carried African captives across the Atlantic in slave ships originating…


Slaves for Sale in New Orleans in April 1861. In urban New Orleans, some slaves were skilled servants, drivers, and cooks for the well to do. April 1861.

Economics and the Slave Trade

The number of European and American merchants, shipbuilders, and investors directly involved in the transatlantic slave trade over…


A man in traditional dress next to a traditional Nubian house, Nubia, southern Egypt,

Nubia and the Noba people

When discussing the civilisations of the Nile Valley, many histories focus almost exclusively on the role of Egypt….


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Black History Month

2021 LISTINGS

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Camden Tuesday 21st September 2021

THE ABYSSINIANS

The Jamaican roots reggae band capture the heart, soul and spirit of the genre better than any other….

Manchester 21 September 2021

Frisco

Frisco is one of the rare London MCs who have stood the test of time from the birth…

Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Edinburgh Tuesday 21 September 2021

Nile Rodgers & Chic

The musical legend and the incomparable disco hit-makers perform a special show exclusively for Meltdown. Rodgers and CHIC…

Manchester Tuesday 21 September 2021

Master Peace

Master Peace is an indie-pop artist from South London. He has released a steady stream of standalone singles…

Wolverhampton Tuesday 21 September 2021

Nabil Abdulrashid: NABIL

After reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020, Nabil Abdulrashid brings his brand-new stand-up show on tour….