Remembering the Embers: New Cross 1981

An interesting podcast about the New Cross fire, which includes documentary spoken word (both archival and new) and music:

Some of the music is taken from the Lovers Rock mix I did with Paul Meme. I find this recontextualisation very interesting (and saddening). These tunes may have been the last sounds that 13 of the people at 493 New Cross Road ever heard. (14 are commemorated on the plaque and elsewhere because Anthony Berbeck, who was also present on the night, committed suicide two years later for reasons believed to be linked with the trauma of what he witnessed.) So the heartbreak and love evoked by the songs

Also featured is a haunting tune by Zena Edwards which was one of many highlights at the recent evening remembering the fire at The Albany.

There is more information on the podcast here.