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New Film Explores Leicester’s Black Music Heritage


New Film Explores Leicester’s Black Music Heritage

2Funky Arts has put together a unique documentary on the history of Black music styles in Leicester. The film is to be launched as part of Black History Season 2013, at Leicester’s Curve Theatre and African Caribbean Centre.

Spectrum tracks the city’s history of soul, disco, reggae, R&B, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop and ‘urban’ 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 .

Young people’s launch: Sat 23 November, 2.30-4pm, Curve Theatre, Rutland St, Leicester
Open to young people aged 14+, this will be an opportunity to meet some of the stars of the film, as well as interacting with those who have been instrumental in putting it together. Tickets are FREE and available in advance from Curve Box Office, via: 0116 242 3595.

Public Launch and workshops: Sun 24 November, 4.30-7pm, African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, Leicester
Open to anyone aged 14+, this event will include a discussion with some of those featured in the film. There will also be masterclasses with some of the film’s most exciting artists; an opportunity to participate in exciting musical activity. Tickets to these masterclasses and screening are FREE and available in advance from African Caribbean Centre, on 0116 221 1793.

For more information on this project, please contact 2Funky Arts on