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The UK’s Very Own Refreshing and Upbeat Genre…GRIME

By Christivie Manga Grime tracks tell a story of Black urban youth experiences growing up in London Origins of Grime Grime is a genre of uniquely Black and British electronic rap/hip-hop music that emerged in East London in the early 2000s. Grime is known to be rapid, syncopated breakbeats, generally around 140 beats per minute,Continue reading “The UK’s Very Own Refreshing and Upbeat Genre…GRIME”

Diving Into the History of the Legendary Jamaican Sound System

by Christivie Manga Fun fact: Did you know sound systems were invented in Jamaica? Sound systems are one of the most overlooked aspects of Black-British music despite being a commercial success story of immense proportions! Sound System: Defined A sound system is the combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers in enclosures all controlledContinue reading “Diving Into the History of the Legendary Jamaican Sound System”

Notes in time: Retracing the influence of Black British musicians in the 15th-19th centuries.

By Sophia Harberd For centuries Black people have been shaping the popular music scene in Britain. By the 15th century, Black music traditions were being carried en masse with the African diaspora over the 400-year period when swathes of Africans were stolen and brought across the Atlantic into the ‘New World’. This population of theContinue reading Notes in time: Retracing the influence of Black British musicians in the 15th-19th centuries.

Black British Art

By Rianna Wilson Can you name any Black artists? For an extra challenge, can you name any Black British artists? If not, don’t fret. We are here to help you out! So first we should define what it means to be ‘Black British’.  The Black British population is made up predominantly of descendants of immigrantsContinue reading “Black British Art”

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