Preview: Black History Month @ Hackney Museum

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Preview: Black History Month @ Hackney Museum

speaker stack.jpg As part of Black History Month, Hackney Museum has come up trumps with its series of classic films and documentaries about black music and the black experience in Britain. Alongside runs the resident Reggae Rebels photography exhibition (until 8 January) by Dennis Morris. All screenings are free but booking is essential.

Pressure

Thursday 28 October, 5 - 7.30pm. 18 years+.

This film, a product of its time, explores the themes of poverty and unemployment which remain relevant to the black experience in Britain today. A discussion with the director, Horace Ové follows.

Legacy in the Dust: The 4 Aces film and discussion with director Winstan Whitter

Thursday 18 November, 5 - 8.30pm. All welcome.

Beaquarr Productions presents Legacy In The Dust's "The Four Aces" story. The Four Aces club, based in Dalston was founded in the 1960 and for over 30 years was home to some of the most influential black music and musicians to date. A question and answer session with the film director follows the screening. Trailer here .

Dub Echoes: A film by Bruno Natal

Thursday 25 November, 6 - 7.30pm.

A Dub music fans' special. A chance to see this definitive documentary on Dub music, exploring its growth from Jamaican roots to a world-wide musical phenomenon. Featuring an array of current and legendary artists and Jamaican producers.

Babylon

Thursday 9 December, 6 - 7.30pm

Babylon is set in South London at the start of the ’80s, a time when reggae music was at its peak. The plot concerns Blue, lead chanter for Ital Lion Sound (played by Aswad singer and former Double Decker Brinsley Forde), in the run-up to a competition with a rival crew. Showing urban youth in London as it was thirty years ago, this is a rare opportunity to see a public screening of this film by Franco Rosso.

Contact hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 2509

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Last Updated 25 October 2010