Tag Archives: BBC Four

BRITHOPTV: [Documentary] Rodney P (@RodneyP_UK) – Bass, Beat & Bars – The Story of Grime | #Grime #Documentary

The story of how grime rose from the council estates of east London to become the most important British musical movement since punk. Through personal encounters with key pioneers from the last four decades of British black music, Rodney P, the ‘godfather of British rap’, discovers that the success of grime rests upon previous generations of artists and learns that grime can only be truly understood when viewed as part of a broader social narrative and ever-evolving musical culture that goes back to the 1980s. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [Documentary] Rodney P (@RodneyP_UK) – The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs Documentary | #BlackMusic #PirateRadio #TV

In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations exploded on to Britain’s FM airwaves. Unlike their seafaring swinging 60s forerunners, these pirates broadcast from London’s estates and tower blocks to create a platform for black music in an era when it was shut out by legal radio and ignored by the mainstream music industry. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [Documentary] Akala’s (@Akalamusic) Odyssey [BBC Four] | #Literature #Writing #Poetry

Educator/Activist/ Author and hip-hop artist Akala voyages across the Mediterranean and beyond to solve some of the mysteries behind Homer’s monumental poem, the Odyssey. Travelling between spectacular ruins, such as the sacred shrine of Delphi or the Greek colonies on Sicily, Akala’s journey culminates on the small island of Ithaca, where he ponders the theory that this is the destination which Homer had in mind as he composed the epic. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [News/Event] Rodney P’s (@RodneyP_UK) The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs Documentary To Air On BBC Four | #BlackMusic #PirateRadio #TV

Following the critical-acclaim of his first step in the world of presenting documentaries with Hip-Hop Word News, UK Hip-Hop veteran continues his work with Acme films to deliver another insightful documentary The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [News/Event] J Hus (@JHus) Announces ‘Common Sense’ UK & Europe Tour 2017 | #UKRap #UKHipHop #MusicNews

Following the success of his debut album, ‘Common sense’ entering the UK Official albums Chart an No. #4 last month, east London rising-star, J Hus will embark on on a UK and Europe wide tour November 2017. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [News/Event] Stormzy Announces Line-Up For First Ever #MERKY Festival , Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 | #Grime #UKRap #MusicNews

You would’ve thought after his sold out UK-wide, ‘Gang Signs And Prayer’ tour, Stormzy would be putting on his Adidas sliders on and be kicking back relaxing. No chance! Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [News/Event] Legendary UK-Hip-Hop Artist Roots Manuva To Embark On Mini UK Tour In October 2017 | #UKRap #UKHipHop

UK Hip-Hop legend, Roots Manua is to follow his show this week at the Ministry of Sound on Saturday, May 6, with a min UK Tour in October 2017. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [Documentary] Akala (@AkalaMusic) Roots, Reggae, Rebellion [BBC Four] | #Reggae #Roots #Rastafarian

In the 1970s, Jamaica came alive to the sounds of roots reggae. British rapper, poet and political commentator Akala tells the story of this golden period in the island’s musical history, a time when a small group of musicians took songs of Rastafari, revolution and hope to the international stage. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [News] Akala (@AkalaMusic) Roots, Reggae, Rebellion To Air On Friday, November 11, 10pm on BBC Four| #Reggae #Roots #Rastafarian

In the 1970s, Jamaica came alive to the sounds of roots reggae. British rapper, poet and political commentator Akala tells the story of this golden period in the island’s musical history, a time when a small group of musicians took songs of Rastafari, revolution and hope to the international stage. Continue reading

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BRITHOPTV: [Documentary] Rodney P (@RodneyP_UK) – Hip-Hop World News [BBC Four] | #Rap #HipHop

Embarking on an immersive authored journey, UK hip-hop legend, Rodney P reveals a fascinating alternative version of reality as seen from the perspective of a culture which was created in the Black and Latino ghettos of 1970s New York, and has since evolved into a world-dominating cultural powerhouse. Continue reading

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