Join this discussion that will feature contributions from Steel Pulse founder Mykaell Riley, dub and reggae pioneer Dennis Bovell, multi Sony Award-winner Ray Paul of Punch Records who’ll be talking about the connections between music and culture, and explore the wide reaching influence reggae had on the music of punk.
Reggae and punk were thrown together by being mutual outcasts, two fingers against authority and a sense of an established order breaking down.
1977 was to be a seminal year for music, fashion and society as white and black street culture found itself with the same aspirations for possibly the first time.
The relationship was cemented as bands like Misty in Roots and Steel Pulse appeared on shared stages at Rock Against Racism gigs with bands like Generation X. In fact, The Rut’s first single was released on Misty’s ‘People United’ record label and Steel Pulse went on tour with The Stranglers.
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Dennis Bovell is a reggae producer and musician. He was a member of Matumbi, and released dub-r…Read More
Mykaell Riley has had a career in music for over thirty years, starting out as a founder member of …Read More
Ray Paul is the Creative Director of independent production company The Playmaker Group. His ext…Read More
Author of How Walls Come Tumbling Down, a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of thos…Read More
Chardine Taylor-Stone is a cultural producer and feminist activist. Her work is inspired by her ex…Read More
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