The second event of three with Kings Place in London as part of their London Unwrapped: Music In The 1970s series is Channel One Sound System with Mikey Dread.
This will be an online event on Wednesday May 5th at 7:30pm BST.
Mikey Dread, founding member of Channel One Sound System, joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss the ways in which London’s sound system culture helped Windrush immigrants transition to a new country and how it inspired their descendants to create their own identity. They also discuss the significant contributions it has made to London’s cultural life including Notting Hill Carnival.
Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s best known and most loved reggae sound systems. Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances. Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica. In 1983, Channel One started playing at Notting Hill Carnival and they have played every year since. Channel One’s mission is ‘to break down barriers via reggae music’, they have achieved this by travelling and playing to new audiences and venues all over the world.