The Poets Corner Frank Ocean Tribute

Poetic Unity and Black Cultural Archives present The Poets Corner Frank Ocean Tribute An intimate night where Poetry meets the Soul Sensation Wednesday 29th November, 6.30pm-9.30pm Come down to hear your favourite Frank Ocean songs Thinking Bout You, Novacane, Seigfried, Pink + White, & Pyramids to name a few as we merge Frank Oceans Soul with Spoken Word! Line up: […]

A Tribute to Alton Ellis: The Godfather of Rocksteady and Reggae

Join us for a two-day tribute to Alton Ellis. Together we celebrate his musical legacy. A Tribute to Alton Ellis: The Godfather – Rocksteady and Reggae Pioneer Friday 1 September, 6.00pm-10.00pm Free, booking is essential Book online Friday 1st of September 2017 would have marked Alton Ellis’ 79th birthday. To commemorate this date, we are […]

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 […]

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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Tomorrow’s Warriors Summer Jam 

Saturday 3 June, 12pm-6pm Kicking off the show will be the TW Junior Band – a quintet ranging in age from 12-15 years – followed by the older TW Youth Ensemble (aged 16 -19 years) our newly reformed TW Female Collective, jazz strings ensemble TW String Ting, and The Residents – the professional development group, featuring well-known guests from the world of British jazz. There will also be an opportunity to […]

Artist in the Archive with Shabaka on Friday 19 June, 6pm

Summer starts at Black Cultural Archives with the launch of Artist in the Archive bringing the archive to life like never before. Saxophonist/Composer Shabaka Hutchings will perform a set inspired by the ‘Grounation’ album, originally recorded by Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. He will be joined by Rebel MC (Congo Natty), drummers from MOBO award-winning jazz […]

From BCA with Love

Today we mark another St. Valentine’s Day. Although it may be grey and cold outside, your heart can be warmed with these loved-up musical treats. For fans of the new BBC 2 drama ‘Dancing on the Edge‘, here is a song sheet from Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson’s Have I told you lately that I Love you? […]

Natural Love?

In preparation for the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day celebrations we were searching the collections for related material to get us in the mood for love. We found this LP within our record collection but we don’t have much information about the artists or record label. We know the label is Ethnic Fight Records coming out […]