Black Sound at Black Cultural Archives

Black Sound at Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 6 April to Saturday 4 November

Black Sound tells the history of 100 years of black music in the UK and how over that time the music has moved from the margins to the mainstream. Running until November 2017 in Brixton, London at the Black Cultural Archives.

The exhibition celebrats the pioneers who helped to make it happen - "the players, promoters, producers and punters that changed Britain's cultural history", and includes sound, moving imge and archive material to present a dynamic storytelling of black british music through three phases of the musical journey: original imports, DIY culture and re-mastering the mainstream. 

Drawing extensively on Black Cultural Archive material, the exhibition inlcudes ephemera, photographs, vinyl, cassettes, and music tracks to showcase the musical heritage of Black people across the UK and is curated by Lloyd Bradlet, author of critically acclaimed anthology of British Black Music, Black Britain.

Admission is free with audio-guided tours costing £3. 
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 6.00pm; last entry 5.30pm.

Black Sound, Black Cultual Archives (BCA), Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1EF.

Images: Black Cultural Archives