(From BCA website)
To 4 November. Black Sound Exhibition
100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity of Black British music
Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton
Friday 19 May. 6.30-9pm. Instrumental Sounds of Jazz:
A Tribute to Carl Kirton
Interactive talks and performances that celebrate the contribution jazz has made to the evolution of Black British music. This night pays homage to Carl Kirton. Bassist Gary Crosby, singer Kianja Elliot-Harvey, and saxophonist and former Jazz Warrior Steve Williams.
£10, £7 concession. Book here:
Thursday 8 June. 7pm-9pm. Vinyl Rhythms
Bring your favourite reggae and rocksteady vinyl record to BCA and take part in a listening party celebrating the most iconic and classic vibes of this era. An evening hosted by Sugar Dread, local Brixtonite, Vibes FM radio presenter, and Director of Rastafari Movement UK, and Gaffa Blue DJ/selector for First Class Sound and Killer Watt Sound, and Dubvendor.
£5. Book here:
Black Cultural Archives Carl Kirton Collection
In 2014 BCA received a donation of material that had been owned by Carl Kirton. Carl Kirton was a Guyanese music and recording enthusiast who came to Britain in 1960. With his own home recording studio, he developed a personal collection over many years, comprising of a vast amount of vinyl records, audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and even Betamax and reel-to-reel tape. BCA has been working with the Kirton family to preserve this invaluable collection that covers musical genres reggae, blues, jazz, steel pan, and calypso. A selection of seminal vinyl records from the collection is on display as part of the current Black Sound exhibition.
BCA’s Darcus Howe Event
Details of the 1 April event to commemorate Darcus Howe at the Black Cultural Archives can be seen at, including videos of the speeches.
Black British Music history events see