Four free conversations exploring the past, present and future of reggae in Britain

The influence of reggae on British music, culture and society is enormous – but its story has rarely been told. How did reggae emerge from the underground to reshape Black British culture? What role did it play in the creation of influential and inspirational new genres, from jungle to grime? And what might the future hold for the Black British music economy everyone working within it?

No Bass Like Home University is a virtual programme covering the past, present and future of reggae, and its musical and cultural influence on British society. Over four free discussions, taking place on Zoom at 7pm every Thursday in November, leading names in Black British music will be joining us to talk about everything from sound system culture to women in the music industry – and at every discussion, there’ll be a chance for you to put your questions directly to the panel.

Don’t miss what’s sure to be a fascinating and provocative series of conversations.


All Systems Go

The Rise of the Sound System

With Robbo Ranx, Jumbo, Linett Kamala & Biggs

Thursday 5 November, 19:00


Sounds Illegal

Pirate Radio and the Black British Economy

With Lindsay Wesker, Shayna Marie Birch-Campbell, Mi-Kee Koos & Erica McKoy

Thursday 12 November, 19:00


Doin’ It for Themselves

Women in Black British Music

With Sheda, Shakira Walters, Akabu, Carroll Thompson, Aleighcia Scott & Lady Banton

Thursday 19 November, 19:00


From the Dancehall to the Garage

The Seeds and Roots of Black British Music

With Dr Monique Charles, Soulful Emma Louise (S.E.L.), MC Bushkin, Kes

Thursday 26 November, 19:00



A discussion exploring the history of pirate radio, its effect on Black British music and its legacy today.

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