‘My Boy Lollipop’ Reggae From JA To UK, A Musical History
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the earliest international reggae hits – ‘My Boy Lollipop’, which reached no. 2 on both the UK and US pop charts. This British produced hit has worked itself into Britain’s cultural fabric to the extent that it was one of the songs performed as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
My Boy Lollipop: Reggae From JA To UK, A Musical History is an audio-visual presentation by BBM/BMC founder Kwaku providing the history in song and words of the unique relationship between Jamaica and Britain in the development of reggae at home and abroad.
The event is part of the BBMM2015 & British History 50:70 @ Harrow Mencap sessions.
Music industry and history consultant Kwaku, who’s also founder of BBM/BMC, will be leading these sessions, which will where indicated have special guests.
All sessions provide Q&A opportunities. Although we aim to end at 8.30pm, mindful that it’s a weekday, on certain occasions there may be networking opportunities up to 9pm.
September 21st 2015, 6.30-8.30pm:
Please note that our events are suitable for youths aged 12 and above. Spaces are limited, so please book events that you’re certain of attending.
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