Xtra History Final 2020 Session early bird £5 until Nov. 30: www.bitly.com/MusicAndRacism1507_2020
Following on from the various Zoom meetings we've organised and been consumed by hundreds of attendees from Britain and beyond, we've decided to offer a special, more focused programme for a small group serious about learning about British African history not commonly covered elsewhere.
Although there are no free options, we're offering until Nov. 1 40% off the price of the five events. In other words, 5 events for the price of 3 events, if booked in advance.
The £5 (individuals) and £10 (businesses, corporates, statutory bodies) payment options now open.
Each event is led by history consultant Kwaku, supported by a special guest, and moderated by political and community activist Nana Asante.
These are the other Sessions. Check www.bitly.com/NovXtra to book
Nov. 2 Where Would Reggae Be If It Were Not For Migration? Special Guest: Reggae DJ and academic Dr William 'Lez' Henry
Would reggae music have been a global musical genre, if it had not been for the forced migration from Africa, and the voluntary migration to Britain?
Nov. 9 1974: That Carib Club Story. Special Guest:
The story of Dennis Bovell, one of the owners of the three sound systems playing at the Carib Club, also known as Burton's, when a fracas between the revellers and police shut down the night's entertainment, and the court case, that ended up at the Old Bailey, jail and its impact on his creativity.
Nov. 16 Today Brixton Is Locked Off: The Day Black Lives Matter Shut Down Brixton. Special Guest: Political activist Marc Wadsworth
In the summer of 2016 a BLM protest locked down Brixton for over six hours without major incident. But how do young heads learn from the elders in order to strategise their activism?
Nov. 23 Police And The Criminalising Of The African British Youths By Numbers. Special Guest: Anti-racism activist and academic Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper
Highlights little-known and cause célèbre cases involving groups of African youths, such as Tottenham Court Road Two, Stockwell Six, Oval Four, Mangrove Nine, Waterloo Four and the Thornton Heath 15.
Nov. 30 Reading British African History In Books. Special Guest:
A look at the history of documenting British African history in books; highlighting a selection of recently published lists, a personal selection and reflection by the special guest, plus opportunities to order books on the night.
Dec. 7 Black Music And A History Of Racism In Britain: Dec. 7 1507-Dec. 7 2020: Music industry and history consultant Kwaku presents a video-assisted presentation mapping out a complex 500 year history of the interaction between black music and African musicians, and racism in Britain. Based mainly on documented facts with anecdotal and assumptive asides, it covers from the wicked consequences, the surprising, the resilience, the conquering, the I-didn't-know-that to the fancy-that, and lots more in between! An unmissable learning forum with space for you to have your say.
Produced by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress), TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), and RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry).