13 Wednesday 13th May 2015
Above photo: Alpha & Omega sound system, St Pauls Carnival, July 1991. Photo © Mark Simmons Photography.
An exhibition from the 8th June to the 17th July at Colston Hall is to showcase the colourful history associated with reggae sound systems. The exhibition is called Sound System Culture: Bristol who are targeting specific cities with a background of reggae music, culture and community. It is organised by Let’s Go Yorkshire who are touring nationally displaying the history of the reggae scene.
Enterprise Imperial HiFi sound system and friends, circa 1977. Photo courtesy Michael House collection.
The exhibit will contain photos, audio recordings and archive film footage as well as other memorabilia, all displaying the history of reggae sound systems in Bristol. Ever since the 1950s when many caribbean's emigrated over to the UK there has been a large community surrounding reggae in Britain, especially when it comes to Bristol. It is sure to be an interesting and unique look back through history.
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