Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stream: ‘Made In Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra’ — Full 1-hour documentary Highlights City's Musical Heritage

Director Deborah Aston’s documentary "Made In Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra" tells the story and development of reggae, punk and bhangra in Birmingham from the mid 70s to the mid 90s through rare and uncovered archive footage and interviews from those who were actually there.

The doc includes rare footage from the city's earliest reggae bands including UB40, Steel Pulse, Musical Youth and Beshara  interspersed with interviews from UB40's Brian Travers, Musical Youth's Dennis Seaton, Steel Pulse's Amlak Tafari and dozens of others who highlight the social and political issues of the day and how the music of that time reflected the diverse communities of Birmingham, Britain's second biggest city. This is a great insight into Birmingham and some of its rich musical heritage.

Check it out right here. Perfect holiday viewing.

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