The story of reggae in Britain is vital to the borough of Brent. The Borough of Brent is the home of reggae in Britain and, in September, the Lexi Cinema is paying tribute with a season of films celebrating Bass Culture, both in Britain and in its homeland of Jamaica. Working with partners Black History Studies, Lexi Cinema have put together a season of films that resonate to a reggae soundtrack, fusing sound, image and political consciousness in unforgettable ways.
With panel discussions after every screening and several films – including Pressure and Burning an Illusion’– that were shot on the streets of Kilburn. #NoBassLikeHome will provide a unique opportunity for the community to celebrate our shared heritage.
The project will also pay tribute to local icon, filmmaker and friend of the Lexi Menelik Shabazz, who died this year and whose films form an integral part of the No Bass Like Home programme.
Screenings start on 12 September and run until the end of the month. See Lexi Cinema for more information and tickets. Special £5 tickets are provided for Brent residents, supported by the Brent 2020 Culture Fund. Pictured: Rockers (film still).