Back in the Day: Reggae vibes and memories with David Katz
Description: Author and journalist David Katz will discuss his books Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae and People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, in an illustrated reading featuring the music covered in those books.
Further musical support will be provided by fellow journalist Angus Taylor, playing original reggae vinyl style. Time allowing – There will be opportunities to ask questions and share your own anecdotes of back in the day.
Rye Wax bar and Taco Queen food facilities available. Signed copies of books available on the night.
Cost: Free to attend.
Time and Date: 7.30-9pm Tuesday 25 October @ Rye Wax
Venue: Rye Wax, The Basement, CLF Art Café, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST (opposite Peckham Rye Station)
Born in San Francisco but long resident in London, David Katz is author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry; Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae, and Caribbean Lives: Jimmy Cliff. His writing and photographs have appeared in many international publications and he has annotated over 100 retrospectives of Jamaican music, while his Dub Me Always reggae vinyl nights are a regular feature of London’s musical landscape. www.davidkatz.net.tf
Back in the Day is a monthly event organised by Alan Morrison. The events combine anecdotes and published work capturing the spirit of musical genres from the recent past.
Event venue: www.ryewax.com