Tribute To Dread Broadcasting Corporation w/ Bigs, Jah Youth & CAYA

London, 23.11.19

NTS & Museum of London present a two hour special on the Dread Broadcasting Corporation. 

The Dread Broadcasting Corporation was a pirate radio station broadcasting in the early 1980s, founded by DJ Lepke. It was run by and for the black community, soon expanding from its reggae roots to a wide range of musical styles.

A Tribute to DBC took place at The Museum of London between 21st-23rd November, as part of Culture Mile Nights – and this NTS Radio show was the final event.

The first hour of the show is made up of two 30 minute exclusive and unheard clips from DBC archives - one from Lepke (DBC Founder) and one from Dr Watt. The second hour is label head and broadcaster Rockers LDN in conversation with Jah Youth and CAYA, discussing soundsystem past, present and future. Special thanks to Museum of London & DBC family for the archive clips - Collette, Lewis & Mike.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


  • Scientist
    Ten Dangerous Matches Part 10
  • King Tubby, The Aggrovators
    Blessed Dub
  • DBC Archive
  • DBC Archive
    Mr Watt
  • Cimarons
    Ethiopian Romance
  • Joseph Lalibela
    Come As You Are
  • Nadine Sutherland
    In A Me Blood
  • Mafia & Fluxy
    Nelson Mandela Tribute To Prince Buster
  • Augustus Pablo
  • Keida
    Stand For Something
  • Aisha
    Raise Your Voice
  • The Disciples
    Almighty Dub
  • Augustus Pablo & Lee Scratch Perry
    Ethiopia (Jah Youth Dubplate)
  • Empress Uwimana
    Love Of Jah (Jah Youth Dubplate)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
    No Trouble (Dubplate)
  • Jah 9
  • Addis Pablo
    Jah Youth Dubplate
  • Negus Roots Meets The Mad Professor
    Dubbing Jah
  • Dennis Brown
    Money In My Pocket

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