3pm – 5pm: Screening of the documentary Bass Culture (2018) followed by Mykaell Riley in conversation with Martin Evans and Q&A.
Bass Culture was commissioned by Mykaell Riley, as part of his Arts and Humanities Research Council research project mapping the impact of Jamaican music over the last half century. Central to this documentary are the voices of four generations of African-Caribbean and black British cultural producers - musicians and songwriters, DJs, sound system crews, and industry professionals. Through key voices central to five decades of new British genres - such as UK Roots reggae, UK Dub, Pop reggae, Brit Ska, Jungle, Drum And Bass, Trip-Hop, UK Garage, 2 Step, Dub Step Grime, and a host of other UK subgenres – the documentary explores the impact of Jamaican music on popular British culture, which continues to influence global popular culture.
5pm – 5.30pm: Tea and coffee
5.30pm – 7pm: Tomorrow’s Warriors: Gary Crosby and Janine Irons in conversation with Martin Evans followed by Q&A.
Using documentary clips and music footage, this conversations will explore Janine Irons and Gary Croby’s own histories of music and multicultural London and their pioneering role in jazz music education, in particular through the establishment of Tomorrow’s Warriors in 1991, the educational jazz organisation which has been pivotal in increasing diversity across the arts through jazz.
Significantly, Tomorrow’s Warriors has been crucial in nurturing so much of the talent at the forefront of the contemporary London jazz scene including Soweto Kinch, Zara McFarlane and Nubya Garcia - a scene which is a crucial legacy of the period 1962-1989 explored in Paris-Londres.
7pm– 8pm Reception