Thursday, 2 June 2011
DON'T CALL ME URBAN: BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT
The opening of the exhibition of Simon Wheatley’s book, that analyses the culture of London’s underground music and the contextual social conditions over the last decade, will be accompanied by a series of musical performances by artists who have made their mark on the genre of grime as it has evolved during this time into the UK’s most distinctive ‘urban’ art form.
‘DON’T CALL ME URBAN! The Time of Grime’ is a photographic record compiled over a twelve-year period, focussing on the youth of London’s inner-city at a vital time, taking as its prism the genre of grime – the most significant and controversial musical expression to emerge from the UK since punk.
To celebrate the book release, we’re throwing a little grime showcase with some names you might know…
TOMBOY & NYJA
DJ COMPLEX & SKEAMER
The event is FREE ENTRY FOR ALL, so please come down! It takes place on Thursday the 2nd of June, between 8 and 12pm at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson
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