Black Music In Europe - A Hidden History

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041979-199120210811Clarke Peters' concluding three-part series reveals stories from the history of black music in Europe over the last four decades.

From the collapse of the Eastern Bloc to the rise of multiculturalism, this was a time that saw old walls come tumbling down, while new forms of technology and new styles of music were all emerging at a rapid pace.

In this episode, Clarke explores a variety of different scenes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We hear from Alex Wheatle on sound systems in London and Pat Thomas on Burger Highlife in Berlin. We also explore the music of Carte de Sejour in France and hear how singer Marie Daulne escaped conflict in Africa for a new life in Belgium.

Produced by Tom Woolfenden

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4

Clarke Peters reveals stories of black music from the late 1970s to the present day.

Clarke Peters uncovers the stories of black musicians in Europe.

041979-202120210825Clarke Peters' concluding three-part series reveals stories from the history of black music in Europe over the last four decades.

From the collapse of the Eastern Bloc to the rise of multiculturalism, this was a time that saw old walls come tumbling down, while new forms of technology and new styles of music were all emerging at a rapid pace.

In this final episode of the series, Clarke focuses on black music in France, from the era of Zouk and Kassav’ through to the time of rap stars like MC Solaar. He also delves into the stories of black musicians in Italy today, from rapper Tommy Kuti to Afrobeat artist RayJeezy.

Produced by Tom Woolfenden

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4

Clarke Peters concludes his stories of black music from the late 1970s to the present day.

Clarke Peters uncovers the stories of black musicians in Europe.

041989-200620210818Clarke Peters' concluding three-part series reveals stories from the history of black music in Europe over the last four decades.

From the collapse of the Eastern Bloc to the rise of multiculturalism, this was a time that saw old walls come tumbling down, while new forms of technology and new styles of music were all emerging at a rapid pace.

In this programme, Clarke looks at the music of black Europe in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We hear from Jeff Mills and Dimitri Hegemann on Detroit techno in Berlin, and electronic pioneers Shut Up and Dance on the rave era in London. Rita Maia and DJ Marfox talk about the Batida scene in Lisbon.

Produced by Tom Woolfenden

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4

Clarke Peters reveals stories of black music from the late 1970s to the present day.

Clarke Peters uncovers the stories of black musicians in Europe.