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Brent Black Music History Walk, Talk & Song

Brent Black Music History Walk, Talk & Song

BBM/BMC's only physical event of the year, as a way of marking African History Month UK 2022 - discover Harlesden's deep reggae/black music history. Starts with a walk from Willesden bus garage at 4pm
15 years after BTWSC published the 'Brent Black Music History Project' (BBMHP) book* and DVD, and a local walk was suggested at the launch of the resources, project lead and BBM/BMC founder Kwaku will lead a walk from Willesden Bus Garage to Harlesden, followed by a talk, presentation and performances, plus stalls Friday November 25 2022 in Harlesden, Brent 4.00-5.00 Walk around Harlesden. Led by historical musicologist and long time Brent resident Kwaku, and special guests and also long time Brent residents artist manager, record producer and serial community radio operator Ronald 'Fergy' Amanze and reggae historian and singer Sparky Rugged. 6.00-9.00pm Talk & Performances (must be booked separately - venue will be communicated to bookers closer to the date). Kwaku will provide a video-backed presentation, with Sparky Rugged and Ronald 'Fergy' Amanze adding to the talk about the local black music history, as we attempt to update the information from BBMHP. Sparky Rugged will perform, and will Music4Causes ft Kimba, who will also lead the audience in creating a song based on the local black music history! Limited stalls available (book your expression of interest) •Some of the content of the 'Brent Black Music History Project' (BBMHP) book can be found in the Brent London Borough Of Culture 2020/Metroland's 'No Base Like Home The A-Z Of Brent's Black Music History' resource
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