Capturing iconic people and places which have shaped the borough's reggae history.
Looking at themes of pioneering artists, fandom, women in reggae and sound system culture, the digital archive brings this to life through people’s memories and personal thoughts about Brent's contribution to reggae, its impact and legacy.
This is a story which has never quite had the platform it deserves, in the borough or around London, and in 2020 we want to tell it through the No Bass Like Home programme, and support the upcoming talent in the area.
If you would like to get involved, have a story to share, or photographs about the history and importance of reggae in the borough, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
13 February 2020
Reggae Archive Launched at Jamaican High Commission
On Wednesday 12 February, Bass Rewind showcased the newly created Brent 2020 Reggae Archive at the Jamaican High Commission in Kensington. In collaboration with the Jamaican High Commission and JAMPRO Trade and Investment, attendees also heard from both lovers rock legend Carroll Thompson and DJ / Producer Shy One, who spoke about their connection to reggae.
03 October 2020 - 04 October 2020
HARLESDEN BASS WEEKENDER
A weekend-long take-over of Harlesden’s high street, bars, community centres and churches showcasing performances from some of Brent’s finest reggae and bass pioneers.
03 September 2020 - 23 October 2020
THE NO BASS LIKE HOME FILM PROJECT
The contribution of black British filmmakers, from Horace Ove to Menelik Shabazz onwards, is a vital part of British film history and a proud cultural legacy of the borough. Bass culture plays a huge role in every film in this season, presented at The Lexi Cinema in partnership with We Are Parable and Black History Studies.