Narrator Georges Collinet explores the crucial impact that black British musicians, DJs and MCs had on UK on the rave scene in the late 80s and 90s in this new radio documentary, Roots And Future: A History of UK Dance.
From jungle and drum and bass through to garage, grime and dubstep this informative radio documentary speaks to key figures like Shut Up And Dance, Kool FM, Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown and grime MC D Double E about the impact of these influences on the UK’s burgeoning rave scene in the late 80s.
“Exploring the community behind these divergent genres, the episode connects styles that are often dealt with as separate entities, bringing them together in a single history and allowing listeners to grasp the deep cultural story that connects them all,” say the show’s producers, Afropop Worldwide.
The documentary details how a raft of disparate genres and influences from different countries, communities and cultures began to merge to form a new scene that took over the clubs and pirate radio stations in the UK in the 80s and 90s.
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