Sounds Like London - 100 Years Of Black Music In The Capital

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
0120130812

It's 1948 and the Empire Windrush brings an exciting new musical style to London - calypso

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 40s right up to the present day.

In the first episode the Empire Windrush brings an exciting new style of music to London with the arrival of Caribbean Calypso star Lord Kitchener.

Read by Ben Onwukwe.

Written by Lloyd Bradley.

Abridged by Natalie Steed.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

012013081220130813

It's 1948 and the Empire Windrush brings an exciting new musical style to London - calypso

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 40s right up to the present day.

In the first episode the Empire Windrush brings an exciting new style of music to London with the arrival of Caribbean Calypso star Lord Kitchener.

Read by Ben Onwukwe.

Written by Lloyd Bradley.

Abridged by Natalie Steed.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0220130813

The author considers steel pan, a Caribbean import which seeped into London's soundtrack.

Journalist Lloyd Bradley's new book tells the story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 1940s right up to the present day.

After his exploration of calypso, author Lloyd Bradley turns his attention to another Caribbean import which has seeped into the soundtrack of London - steel pan.

Read by Ben Onwukwe.

Written by Lloyd Bradley.

Abridged by Natalie Steed.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

022013081320130814

The author considers steel pan, a Caribbean import which seeped into London's soundtrack.

Journalist Lloyd Bradley's new book tells the story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 1940s right up to the present day.

After his exploration of calypso, author Lloyd Bradley turns his attention to another Caribbean import which has seeped into the soundtrack of London - steel pan.

Read by Ben Onwukwe.

Written by Lloyd Bradley.

Abridged by Natalie Steed.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

0320130814

Lloyd Bradley charts the arrival of Afro-rock, a genuine London sound with African roots.

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 40s right up to the present day.

In the third episode a milestone is passed with the emergence of Afro-rock - a genuine London sound from an African perspective.

032013081420130815

Lloyd Bradley charts the arrival of Afro-rock, a genuine London sound with African roots.

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the 40s right up to the present day.

In the third episode a milestone is passed with the emergence of Afro-rock - a genuine London sound from an African perspective.

0420130815

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

As roots reggae is increasingly acclaimed by the 1970s music press, many black British teenagers find themselves drawn to the poppier sounds of lovers' rock.

As roots reggae becomes popular, many black teenagers are drawn instead to lovers' rock.

042013081520130816

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

As roots reggae is increasingly acclaimed by the 1970s music press, many black British teenagers find themselves drawn to the poppier sounds of lovers' rock.

As roots reggae becomes popular, many black teenagers are drawn instead to lovers' rock.

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

As roots reggae is increasingly acclaimed by the 1970s music press, many black British teenagers find themselves drawn to the poppier sounds of lovers' rock.

05 LAST20130816

Jungle and garage pave the way for grime, a style which has crossed into the mainstream.

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

In the final episode, jungle and garage pave the way for grime, a style which has crossed over into the mainstream.

05 LAST2013081620130817

Jungle and garage pave the way for grime, a style which has crossed into the mainstream.

The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

In the final episode, jungle and garage pave the way for grime, a style which has crossed over into the mainstream.