Renaissance One presents Don’t Stop The Carnival
Talk and Live Music by Kevin Le Gendre and Guest Musician
This event based on the new book by journalist, writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre (BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up, MusicWeek) and published by Peepal Tree presents the story of Black music in Britain and the people who made it. Covering Black British Music from Tudor times to the 1960’s within a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic. Featuring live music and covering the emergence of jazz, calypso, ska, reggae and rocksteady, soul and everything in between, this event will reveal the stories of those who changed the face of British music in ways that impact and resonate today. Event is part of an England tour produced by Renaissance One.
“A meticulous, sweeping and vivid history of Black British music' Financial Times
Kevin Le Gendre
Is a journalist and broadcaster and writer with a special interest in black music. Deputy editor of Echoes, he contributes to a wide range of publications that include Jazzwise, MusicWeek, Vibrations and The Independent On Sunday and also appears as a commentator and critic on radio programmes such as BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up and BBC Radio 4's Front Row.