Book Talk – ‘Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital’ with Lloyd Bradley
Date(s) - 21/08/2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Radical Bookshop
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Lloyd Bradley charts a century of black music in London, and explores the social impact of successive waves of musical innovation.
On the eve of Notting Hill Carnival Housmans are delighted to welcome Lloyd Bradley to discuss his latest book ‘Sounds Like London: A Century of Black Music in the Capital’.
Black music has been part of London’s landscape since the First World War, when the Southern Syncopated Orchestra brought jazz to the capital. Following the wave of Commonwealth immigration, its sounds and styles became the foundation of the city’s youth culture.
‘Sounds Like London’ tells the story of the music and the people making it, journeying from Soho jazz clubs and Brixton blues parties to King’s Cross warehouse raves and the streets of Notting Hill – and on to sound systems everywhere.
About the author
Lloyd Bradley is one of the UK’s leading black music experts. He has written for Mojo, Q, NME, Blues & Soul, the Observer and Independent. He is the author of Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King, and was associate producer of the BBC 2 series Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music.
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