CAMEo - Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies

Bass Culture (AHRC)

What influence has Jamaican music had on British music and British culture? Mark Banks was a co-investigator on a new three-year AHRC project led by Mykaell Riley and the Black Music Research Unit (BMRU) at the University of Westminster. Bass Culture explored the culture, history and economy of Jamaican music in Britain through a series of collaborations between academics and community researchers. The project involved oral history and archival research, community film-making, conferences and events and included partnerships with the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) and the British Library.

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