Exploring the many stories & voices in the history of Notting Hill Carnival - of which there are too many for one hour - this show focuses on thoughts around Claudia Jones, Rhaune Laslett, Leslie Palmer - their work in Carnival and it’s resonances.
Featuring interviews & contributions from:
Lloyd Bradley - writer and historian of Black British music - author of Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King & Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in The Capital
Carole Boyce Davies - Caribbean intellectual & activist, author of Left of Karl Marx & Beyond Containment - two studies of the life & work of Claudia Jones
Debi Gardner - Executive Officer of the British Association of Steelbands (BAS), a practising panist & member of Mangrove Steel Band (London) and Phase II Pan Groove (Trinidad) and organiser & board member of Notting Hill Carnival
Julian Henriques - Goldsmiths, University of London - author of Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing
Colin Prescod - Writer, film-maker, activist and organiser - Chair of the Institute of Race Relations & resident of Kensington for over 60 years
Rhea Storr - Artist filmmaker who explores the representation of Black and mixed-race cultures. Masquerade as a site of protest or subversion is an ongoing theme in her work. So too, is the effect of place or space on cultural representation.
We have put together a reading/watching/listening list for anyone wishing to study & find out more.
Produced by Estelle Birch & Josh Farmer
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