BME’s Black History Month Inspired Season of Events

British Music Experience

BME’s Black History Month inspired season of events

Including a special screening of ‘Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Club.’

This October The British Music Experience is looking at how immigration influenced our musical landscape, paying particular attention to the arrival of the Empire Windrush, the jazz craze of 40s and 50s and its lasting legacy on pop culture in the UK.

There is also a special screening of Legacy In The Dust: The Four Aces story, that highlights the impact of migration and journey from reggae to drum and bass through the eyes of venue.

Look out for a calendar bursting with activity at The British Music Experience, from Soweto Kinch’s hip jazz, to the sweet disco-pop of Leo Sayer. Pop along to one of the many ‘In conversation’, film screenings or panel discussions and learn about the roots of our nation’s pop music and culture.

Upcoming Events at the British Music Experience : 

 Leo3 Saturday 19th October 2pmJazz, Film and the Dissonant Image

In association with the National Jazz Archive: This talk explores jazz’s place in the British visual imagination.

Moving from the 1930s to the 1960s, a range of clips from film and television will depict the interaction of jazz with the moving image.

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Tuesday 22nd October 7pm Soweto Kinch In Conversation:

Award-winning saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch will be coming into the museum to talk about his career and unique relationship with jazz.

Soweto is a wonderfully engaging socially concious speaker and this talk is not to be missed!


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 empire-jazz-rush-tickets Thursday 24th October 7pm-9pm The Empire Jazz Rush

In association with the National Jazz Archive Author Duncan Heining will be exploring the importance of the influx of Black and Asian musicians on the jazz scene of the 50’s and 60’s.

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Sunday 27th October 2pm
Legacy In The Dust: The Four Aces Story 

Travel on a journey through the Dalston Club  that was created and managed by Newton Dunbar, the Four Aces provided a home for reggae, lovers rock, punk ska and drum and bass.

Providing acts like The Prodigy some of their earliest live shows, and legends such as Stevie Wonder a place to hang out in London.

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