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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.

BCA ON AIR: Free Speech, Censorship & Music
Saturday 30 September, 6.30pm-9.00pm

Can musical censorship be justified and where does this place our values of freedom of expression? Join our debate hosted in partnership with Kevin, founder and master brains behind Lounge Akadamikz and BCA Youth Forum. Free for under 25s, £5 over 25, book online.

BCA Loves Afrobeats with P Montana
Friday 6 October, 6.30pm-9.00pm 

From Hi-Life to London vibez, BCA celebrates the rise of UK afrobeats as this genre is redefining the “Black Sound” we listen to today. Listen out for new talent as renowned and ground-breaking P Montana curates an exclusive compilation of songs produced by a mix of underground afrobeat artists that have yet to be released. £7, £5 concession, book online.

Black Sound Exhibition
On display now, Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm

Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. From the margins to re-master the mainstream, BCA celebrates the pioneers that made it happen – the players, the promoters, the producers and the punters that changed Britain’s cultural history. 
Free admission, audio tour £3. Read more.

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