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 […]

Vinyl Rhythms Listening Party

On 8 June 2017, Black Cultural Archives held Vinyl Rhythms listening party hosted by Sugar Dread, local Brixtonite, Vibes FM radio presenter, and Director of Rastafari Movement UK, and Gaffa Blue DJ/selector for First Class Sound and Killer Watt Sound, and Dubvendor. Watch vinyl lovers share their memories and stories about music, from father-son trips 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]