Black Sound

About
Black music has had a huge impact on the sound of Britain, yet its story has not been has never been fully exhibited. 

Brief
Show the significance of the impact black music has had upon British culture – charting how marginalised music, conquered the industry to become the mainstream.

Answer
Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of British black musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. The exhibition celebrates the pioneers that made it happen – the players, the promoters, the producers and the punters who changed Britain’s musical and cultural history.

The interactive exhibition focuses on three key points of this cultural journey: Original Imports, DIY Culture and Re-mastering the Mainstream – themes that have been consistent throughout the history of Black British music. Black Sound exhibition links individuals, generations and genres and tracks the evolution of multicultural Britain through sound.

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Black Sound – currently on show at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

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Black Sound – previously on show at Black Cultural Archives

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100 albums illustrations

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Jazzie B and Lloyd Bradley

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Eddie Grant and Lloyd Bradley

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Shirley Thompson

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Black Sound Team: Creative Designers: David Bushay, Oscar Park; Illustrator: WillKay; Co-Curator; Lloyd Bradley, Creative Director; Scott Leonard. Media printing; Brixton Graphics; Installation: 2MZ; Sound; Reprezent Radio.