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Jeffrey Boakye at the Black Cultural Archives - From Bass culture to Grime

  • Black Cultural Archives 1 Windrush Square, London SW2 1EF UK (map)

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From Bass Culture To Grime’’ In Conversation with Jeffrey Boakye.
Thursday 26 October, 3.00pm-4.30pm

In conversation with Jeffrey Boakye, author of Hold Tight a new book about being Black, British and born after 1980, we discuss the evolution of Black British music. Join the hot debate about where grime sits in music's histography and dispel the myths and disconnection between generations. From the bass lines of sound systems and sound boys to the lyricism of the UK hip hop scene and production beats of UK garage, we arrive at the reign of grime. 

We explore the relationship between Black music and the production cultural identities among a generation of millenials. Can Grime music be seen as a political tool for voicing discontent among urban youths? Or is it merely an expression of a new popular culture embraced by the music industry? 

Join our discussion with Jeffrey Boakye Author of Hold Tight as we delve into these heated debates around the latest Black Sound in Britain. 

Jeffrey Boakye is a writer, teacher and music enthusiast from Brixton, now living and working in East London with his wife and two sons. He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture. Jeffrey has taught English in London secondary schools since 2007. Hold Tight is his first book.