A celebration of the history of Jamaican music and its impact on music and culture through the years will be held in Margate on Friday, May 19
Roots is an old-school blues dance that takes an audience from the early 20th century conception of Reggae to its current form today.
Organisers say the event will not only be a space for Jamaican people to connect to their roots through music, community, food and drink; it will be an experience for all people to learn and appreciate black history.
There are five main events planned with the first on May 19th at Olby’s Soul Café, Margate. It is a free, non-ticketed event running from 7pm – late.
Acts include Youth Downbeat SoundSystem and The Great Wassie One.
The evnts are themed Proto-Reggae 1920s-60s; Early Reggae 60s/70s; Roots Reggae 70s/80s; Dubwise Reggae 70s/90s and Future Reggae 90s/current day