NEWS: Reggae Roast x We Are Lewisham

🔊 We're pleased to announce our Bank Holiday 1st May Reggae Roast Soundsystem session is going to be part of the epic celebrations for Lewisham: London Borough Of Culture backed by the Mayor Of London!

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A celebration of Lewisham's activist history, told through its music and Sound System culture.

Lewisham has long been a community steeped in cultural activism, with key moments in our history such as the New Cross Fire, Black People’s Day of Action and the Battle of Lewisham playing out to a soundtrack of punk, rock and reggae on the streets of the borough. Artists like Linton Kwesi Johnson and Smiley Culture spoke for a generation of Black Britons struggling against racial oppression, while groups like Rock Against Racism fought back against injustice, organising protests, gigs and celebrations to pull communities together.  Under the slogan ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’, it showcased reggae and punk bands on the same stage, attracting large multicultural audiences.

Rebel Music celebrates the radical musicians of Lewisham’s past, present and future, with a series of events including a talk and installation by legendary dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, performances from local hero and sound activist Charles Hayward, New Cross techno group Test Dept. and CURL, a vogue ball with Turner Prize nominees Black Obsidian Sound System and the epic Lewisham Sound System Trail – an afternoon of free music in venues around Deptford and New Cross.


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