Exhibition: Dub London: Bassline of a City

This exhibition runs from Wed, 19th May 2021 to Sun, 5th Sep 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

19th May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
20th May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
21st May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
22nd May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
23rd May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
26th May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
27th May 2021  
(10am - 5pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 19th May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

A display celebrating dub reggae and its influence on the capital.

From its roots in Jamaican reggae to how it shaped communities over the last 50 years, our new display explores not only dub music, but also the cultural and social impact it has had on the identity of London and its people.

Dub has had a far-reaching impact across the music industry and the history of the capital. It has influenced multiple genres from drum and bass, garage and hip-hop to even mainstream pop, and played an important role in the early days of the city's punk scene with bands such as The Clash and The Slits drawing on its unique sound.

Exploring this musical influence alongside community, fashion and spirituality, Dub London examines how dub is a varied thread that runs through an entire community.

Through collecting objects, memories and personal stories from some of Dub's most iconic people and places from across London, including Hackney, Lambeth, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Harlesden and Lewisham, the display plunges you into the heart of Dub Reggae and invites you to explore this cultural phenomenon.

Ian has Visited - review here.

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Museum of London,

150 London Wall, London,

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