REGGAE JUNCTION: STUDIO ONE AND THE CREATION OF REGGAE
A unique event discussing, showcasing and celebrating the birth of Reggae and its conception at Studio One (Kingston, Jamaica). It will highlight the work of Studio One founder, Sir Clement Coxsone Dodd, and the evolution it went through from its humble beginnings to becoming a global phenomenon and a musical genre in its own right.
An immersive experience of oral and live music history will take you back to the origins and foundations of the genre. The evening will start with a panel discussion of foundation music experts, artists, MCs and selectors discussing the Studio One legacy and how it created the sound we now know as Reggae. It will then continue with music and live performances from MCs and Studio One artists singing on Studio One rhythms, on a traditional custom-made sound system, courtesy of Jarva Nuclear Power.
Prepare to go on a journey into the archives of Studio One’s musical history. This is a seminal evening of minds, music and microphones, quite unlike anything you may have experienced before.
The Talk: Studio One history (7pm – 8pm)
A panel of music specialists discuss the history and significance of Studio One, alongside archive footage of the founder, Sir Clement Coxsone Dodd and music played by DJ selectors.
Facilitated and hosted by Valerie Vamanrav – Journalist, writer, filmmaker, producer, curator, broadcaster, DJ.
Experts will be:
Mandingo – Journalist and Jamaican Reggae historian. Mikey Red – Reggae historian, musician, singer/songwriter, producer, radio presenter.
Macca – Java Nuclear Power Sound System manager, selector, producer.
Chris Peckings – Peckings Records, producer, radio presenter, DJ.
Joe 90 – Artist, MC, DJ, radio presenter, disrupter, host.
The Experience: Studio One Music and live performance (8pm-11pm)
Studio One music will be played on the Java Nuclear Power Sound System by selectors from the panel.
Live artists performing on the night: Clint Eastwood, Anthony Johnson, Joe 90, Cowboy and others TBC.
Limited edition Studio One Bloodline merchandise, designed by Boogstar, will be on sale.
Traditional home cooked Jamaican food and fresh juices will also be on sale and available.
Come and enjoy this landmark event.
Date: Saturday 25 November
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Ticket Price: £10 / £7 Concession
Save £5 by pre-booking tickets in advance | Tickets on the door will be £15
Where to find us
Nearest stations are Royal Oak (Hammersmith & City, Circle) and Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo).
Travel by train to Paddington Station (National Rail services, Elizabeth line, Circle and District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line).
18, 27, 28, 46 and 6 buses all stop nearby.