Bass culture 70/50 is an exhibition staged by Bass Culture Research, a three year project funded by the arts and humanities research council to explore the impact of Jamaican music in the UK. The four week exhibition, on until 22nd November, will feature unseen artwork, film, photographs, live performances, speakers and much more. There will also be a ‘Rude Boy Catwalk’ on 9th November, where attendees are invited to dress as they were when they first experienced a gig influenced by Jamaican music. The exhibition title refers to the joint celebration of 70 years since the arrival of the Windrush generation to the U.K. and 50 years of British Reggae.
The exhibition takes place at the Ambika P3 Gallery at the University of Westminster.
This also coincides with the launch of ‘Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records‘ a film about British Jamaican working-class youth culture.
Aldgate Library has a book display to coincide with the exhibition.