The BCA is the UK’s first national Black heritage centre, on a mission to rewrite British history.
We proposed a series of exhibitions designed to raise visitor numbers by using inclusive creative themes, such as artistic uprising and music. The second idea became the show.
Co-curated by Lloyd Bradley, Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of 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 cultural history. It covers three phases 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.
100 albums illustrations
Jazzie B and Lloyd Bradley
Eddie Grant and Lloyd Bradley
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.