Family Fun Day Celebrating Black Sound

Friends of Black Cultural Archives presents Family Fun Day Celebrating Black Sound takes place on Saturday 22 July, 12.00pm-5.00pm.   The best way to start the summer holiday is at the BCA Friends Family Fun day whereby you can enjoy DJ’s spinning the best of Black British music from the last 50 years, from Silly Games to […]

The Politics of Music: Steel Pulse and Handsworth Revolution

The Politics of Music: Steel Pulse and Handsworth Revolution takes place on Thursday 20 July, 7.00pm-9.00pm. Steel Pulse is a pioneering and award-winning reggae band that exploded onto the British music scene in the 1970s. Adopting the political messages of Jamaican roots reggae, Steel Pulse helped create a musical platform for British reggae bands to comment […]

Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s DJ Selector and MC Masterclass

Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s  DJ Selector and MC Masterclass takes place on Saturday 1 and 8 July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Interested in learning how to DJ? Join us for an exclusive workshop delivered by Sir Lloyd Coxsone renowned for his Outernational Sound System. You will learn how to mix, coordinate and select a variety of different sounds: from […]

Hip Hop Producers Roll Call presented by Black Male Beats

Hip Hop Producers Roll Call presented by Black Male Beats takes place on Friday 11 August, 7.00pm-10.00pm. Streamed Live from Black Cultural Archives, we celebrate contemporary Black British talent in hip-hop and rap through a grand roll call showcasing their best productions and profiles. Since the beginning of the 21st century, a wave of producers has […]

Celebrating Sound System Culture with Sir Lloyd Coxsone

Celebrating Sound System Culture with Sir Lloyd Coxsone takes place on Friday 30 June, 6.30pm-10.00pm. Black Cultural Archives pays tribute to the “Kings of Sound” with Sir Lloyd Coxsone, internationally renowned and critically-acclaimed for his influence on the rising sound system culture that now exists in the UK.  From roots reggae to ska, lovers rock and […]

Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965)

Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965) takes place on Saturday 8 July and Saturday 19 August, 2.00pm-4.00pm. This walking tour will trace the web of narrow streets in the central London neighbourhood of Soho. Once known as London’s ‘negro quarter’, we will explore the nightclubs, bars and restaurants of Soho. Tracing the stories of the Caribbean […]

“Wot do you call it, Garage?” How UK Garage Gave Voice to a New Generation of MCs

“Wot do you call it, Garage?”  How UK Garage Gave Voice to a New Generation of MCs takes place on  Friday 28 July, 6.30pm-10.00pm. From South London to South Africa, we relive the memories of the UK garage scene dominating the 1990s and the stronghold lifestyle brands like Sun City had on a generation of […]

How House Became Garage

How House Became Garage: Part II takes place on Friday 15 September, 7.00pm -10.00pm  Back by popular demand, Kiss FM DJ Pioneer and Supa D head back to Brixton to play a legendary three-hour set back to back. Drawing from their personal vinyl collection listen to classic tunes that laid the foundations of UK Garage. Go […]

A Charlie Phillips Take Over

A Charlie Phillips Take Over will take place on Saturday 17 June, 12.00pm-6.00pm. For one-day only, to celebrate the launch of the Charlie Phillips Roots Archive, Charlie Philips is the guest curator at Black Cultural Archives. Join Charlie Phillips and friends for a day of talks, films, and music. You are invited to bring along your […]

The Poets Corner meets Neo-Soul

Poetic Unity and Black Cultural Archives present The Poets Corner meets Neo-Soul on Wednesday 31 May, 6.30pm-9.30pm (show starts at 7.00pm). An intimate night of poetry and sensual soul to solve your midweek blues. This is the first instalment of ‘The Poets Corner’ monthly specials, which will have featured artists, a mix of different music genre’s and other forms of […]

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