UK Afrobeats: The Pioneers, the Movement and their Legacy
Afrobeat music is not a new sound. Its stylistic features can be found in percussion developed from talking drum, chanted song and the call-and response techniques from old cultural traditions. More than 30 years later, a new wave of afrobeats with its multitude of features, styles, and sonic variations is sweeping the airwaves of the UK. The rise of UK afrobeats marks a new chapter in Black Britain's musical history. A powerful panel of pioneering UK afrobeat musicians including Afrikan Boy, Timbo, Mr Silva, and P Montana discuss how they influenced the music scene.
Saturday 14 October, 6.30pm-9.30pm
£7, £5 concessions, book online.