London in the 1950’s was a cold place in more ways than the obvious.
Or so it appeared if you were one of the thousands of newly arrived Jamaicans. Many were overqualified for their menial jobs. Thousands of others quite simply could not get work. Discrimination and racial tensions culminated in fierce riots in both Nottingham and Notting Hill Gate. It was in this environment that the Jamaican soundmen; Duke Vin and Count Suckle arrived in the UK. They both stowed away on a boat from Kingston and brought with them a sound that was sweeping across the small Caribbean island and would later change the face of music in the UK. This was the sound of ska!
Monday 30 November 2009 (6.30 – 9.30pm)
RMT presents Private Screening @ Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green N15 4RX
(Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters)
DUKE VIN & THE BIRTH OF SKA
(FREE ADMISSION – Registration Essential)
Tel: 07538 650 286 (PLEASE leave your name + contact details)