Bass Culture 70/50: UK’s largest ever Jamaican music exhibition highlights Windrush generation’s impact on Britain
Marks 70 years since Windrush and 50 years of reggae
The largest collection of images linking the Windrush generation to grime features first ever catwalk inspired by Jamaican music and mini film festival.
Bass Culture 70/50 is a four-week exhibition exploring the impact of Jamaican and Jamaican-influenced music on British culture, taking place in London from 25 October.
The exhibition will feature previously unseen artwork, specially commissioned film, top industry speakers, UK reggae label pop-up showcases, live performances,10 years of Natty, and over 70 hours of individual testimonies, linking – for the first time – the memories and experiences of black British musicians, industry practitioners, academics and audiences.
Mykaell Riley, Principal Investigator and Director of the Bass Culture Music Unit at the University of Westminster, said “This is the story of the soundtrack to multiculturalism, a hidden history that is still impacting on new music.”
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 18:30 – Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 22:00
Aleesha Hansel and Itteshad Hossain report for WinkBall.
Itteshad has been with WinkBall since its early incarnation. He studied film at Queen Mary, University of London and his love of film has transferred into his reports for WinkBall. Itteshad has filmed some of our best reports including the BFI film screening of Ingrid Goes West and the ITV gala in both London and Manchester. Before working for WinkBall he was a freelance videographer and worked as a production runner for several companies.