Bass Culture Research & The Reggae Research Network Present…
2nd & 3rd November 2017, London

Bass Culture Expo 70/50: UK’s largest ever Jamaican music exhibition highlights Windrush generation’s impact on Britain. This is a four-week exhibition exploring the impact of Jamaican and Jamaican-influenced music on British culture.

This week we have: Reggae, Cinema &  Representation.

Friday October 2nd 6:30pm – 8:30pm. FREE.

We are proud to confirm as part of the Bass Culture 70/50 Expo that we will be hosting three In Conversation Punk and Lovers evenings exploring, peer-to-peer, the experiences of reggae, British art and the expression of identity.

Friday November 2nd will open with a discussion on reggae in cinema.

Led by Bass Culture’s Lead Investigator, Mykaell Riley, Melenik Shabazz and Martin Stellman will explore the music that served as the foundation for their respective films Lover’s Rock (2011) and Babylon (1980).

How did Babylon’s examination of reggae’s recreational pleasures succeed in absorbing the familial, the employmentary and socio-political backdrops of the day? Babylon’s writer/producer Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia, Yardie) will recall the pleasures and pressures.

What compelled documentarian and filmmaker Melenik Shabazz (Blood Ah Go Run, Burning An Illusion ) to explore a British-born sub-genre of reggae capable of providing respite from the social tensions and conflicts of the late 1970s on? Join us to learn first-hand from these practitioners.

This Week: Reggae, Cinema &  Representation. Friday October 2nd 6:30pm – 8:30pm. FREE.

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