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Flashback: The History of UK Black Music (2016)

Documentary, Music

'Flashback: The History of UK Black Music'. The project covers a wide range of musical genres, spanning the 20th century, including jazz, soul, funk, reggae, ska, 2-tone. The project is the story of people's lives and experiences in the UK...See more'Flashback: The History of UK Black Music'. The project covers a wide range of musical genres, spanning the 20th century, including jazz, soul, funk, reggae, ska, 2-tone. The project is the story of people's lives and experiences in the UK, working in the music/entertainment industry as a black person, what prejudices they faced, the social, political and cultural changes that Britain underwent in the 20th century and how the music brought together people and communities of different backgrounds. Featuring over 80 interviews with leading international musical artists, producers and DJ's. Key contributors include: Eddy Grant, Ruby Turner, Trevor Nelson, Jazzie B (Soul 2 Soul), Kenny Lynch, Beverley Knight, Neville Staple (The Specials), Norman Jay, David Grant (Lynx) and many, many more... These insightful and entertaining interviews are mixed with exciting archive footage and images and of course the timeless music. Written by Chris Burton See less
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May 25, 2016 (United Kingdom)

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