Reggae Britannia

Feb 9, 2024 | Music, Social, Videos

If you’re a fan of British music, then you’ll definitely want to check out the acclaimed BBC4 Britannia series and its exploration into the world of British reggae. After all, this genre has had an undeniably huge influence on our country’s music and culture over the past two decades.

The documentary traces reggae’s roots from Jamaica in the 1960s and dives deep into some of the major musical performances that emerged during this era from artists such as Big Youth, Max Romeo, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jerry Dammers and The Specials, The Police, UB40, Dennis Bovell and more. It also highlights contemporary admirers including Boy George and Paul Weller who were inspired by traditional reggae sounds.

There’s something for everyone in this documentary – from lovers rock performers Carroll Thompson and Janet Kay to bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse that kept reggae alive with their own unique style. You’ll see just how powerful an influence British reggae has been on our country’s culture over the past 20 years.

So don’t miss out on your chance to experience this fantastic documentary – make sure you check out BBC4 Britannia now!

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