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Black Music History Documentary Now On You Tube.


Leicester’s Black Music History Celebrated in a Documentary

2Funky Arts has put together a unique documentary on the history of Black music styles in Leicester. Spectrum tracks the city’s history of soul, house, reggae, R&B, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop and ‘urban’ music over the last 40 years. It covers singers, bands, DJ’s, sound systems, dancers, musicians and record labels, with exclusive interviews from people who were there ‘back in the day’. Artists interviewed for the film include reggae DJ’s Junior Blues and Skully, singer Carol Leeming, Jazz DJ Tony Minvielle, Producer and entrepreneur DJSS, Classic Groove DJ Collective and soul/ funk band Saquii . This witty, insightful documentary is now available to view online, for free!

Vijay Mistry, Director of 2Funky Arts said:
“This film is a celebration of the achievements of some of Leicester’s most prolific Black music artists. It also encourages discussion on important issues such as migration and diversity.”

Colin Hyde, of East Midlands Oral History Archive, has said of the film:
“It is entertaining, informative and thought provoking and is a great example of how the memories of the people involved in the music business can bring the subject alive for new audiences.”

You can view this unique film on You Tube: