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Windrush, Migration & Reggae

17th June 2019 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Windrush, Migration & Reggae

Marking AntiUniversity Now 2019 & British Black Music Month 2019

History and music industry consultant Kwaku posits that there probably would not be the reggae genre or the global phenomenon that reggae has become, if it was not for the trafficking of Africans from African to the Caribbean, and the voluntary migration of Africans from Caribbean to Britain!

Join this relaxed presentation on the development of reggae through migrations, over and beyond the one Windrush voyage from the Caribbean to Britain in 1948. There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and contribute to the narrative.

A precursor event to International Reggae Day UK: June 30 (Goldsmith’s) and July 1 (Brent):

Today Reggae music is a global phenomenon. History consultant Kwaku, through a very interactive presentation, will posit that what we know as reggae may well not have happened, if not for migration. Firstly, forced migration of Africans to the Caribbean, followed by voluntary migration from the Caribbean to Britain.

Come and find more, in a space that allows attendees to ask questions and contribute to the development of the narrative.

Kwaku is a music industry and history consultant. He’s the BTWSC/African Histories Revisited co-ordinator, and organiser of British Black Music Month in June/July, International Reggae Day UK on July 1, and the year-long Spirit Of AJY87-88 programmes. His music and history programmes are posted respectively at and

This event is part of Antiuniversity Now Festival 2019 (15-22 June). See the full programme on

This event is in the Bertrand Russell Room on the ground floor (Ground floor – accessible). For accessibility info:

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