Fri 22 Nov, London Wall Bar and Kitchen, 7 - 10pm. Free.
Tribute to Dread Broadcasting Corporation explores the history and legacy of the first black-owned radio station in Europe and the first UK pirate radio station to broadcast reggae, lovers rock, African, soul and funk. Join us for a drink, with music, conversation and a glimpse into the DBC archives, marking 40 years since Rebel sounds hit London’s airwaves.
The Tribute continues with special radio shows dedicated to DBC playing on NTS, Resonance FM, and Vibes FM across Culture Mile Nights. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Thu 21 Nov, 9 - 11pm
Sound System Sisters
Paying tribute to Ranking Miss P
Zoë Baxter (DJ Lucky Cat) hosts a two hour special on the influential broadcaster Ranking Miss P. Joined by sound system duo June & Lynda from Nzinga Soundz, Donna Halley-Moore (Sista Culcha) and Debbie Golt from Sisters of Reggae and Outerglobe. Sharing memories and music, covering the career of Miss P and reflecting on today's radio landscape. The programme will also include an interview with Miss P's daughter Collette (DJ Xcel).
Sat 23 Nov, 10am - 1pm
Rt Hon Sugar Dread presents a DBC special on Vibes FM - celebrating the living legend Ranking Miss P and her late brother DJ Lepke, alongside reggae broadcast icons including Tony Williams and Greg Edwards - marking DBC’s arrival as the first reggae station in Europe.
Sat 23 Nov, 8 - 10pm
Rockers LDN (Bigs) present two hours of dub and reggae, looking at the history of London’s sound systems with pioneering sound systems Jah Youth and CAYA, and its impact on mainstream British Culture.
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