General Echo with Anna Arnone 'Sound Reasoning' talk + DJ set
Thursday 9th April 2020, 7:00pm
(£8.68 including booking fee)
About General Echo with Anna Arnone
Regular reggae disco in North-East London named after sadly departed MC Earl Anthony Robinson, the voice behind classic deejay tunes such as "Drunken Master".
For our April session we're very happy to welcome Anna Arnone to Walthamstow, the creative force behind the brilliant 'Sound Reasoning' book which documents 1980s sound system culture.
'Sound Reasoning' is a unique photographic journey through the Dancehall scene of the 1980's with short excerpts from interviews Anna Arnone did with a whole host of artists from the scene. Coxsone, Saxon, Macka B., Smiley Culture are just a few of the names featured. Benjamin Zephaniah's introduction to the book is very personal. He illustrates the importance of Sound System culture and just how powerful their pull was on the youth whose roots were in the Caribbean, especially Jamaica, and how integral reggae, MC's and Dancehall were to the continuing tradition of the spoken word as a way of spreading news, storytelling and poetry.
The book also covers much of the background and history to the Sound Systems in Anna's images and words - from amp builders, the Hassells, who were the first to cut dubs in the UK for the sound and reggae community, and people like Mr Peckings and Percy metro who describe the history. More info on the book can be found here: https://maidenpublishing.co.uk/books/dancehall-days/
At the start of the evening Anna will be talking about her work, showing us some of her amazing photographs, and taking questions from the audience. Afterwards she'll be taking to the decks to play some tunes. There will also be copies of the book for sale on the night.
Doors - 7pm
Talk - 7.30 - 9pm
Dance party - 9pm - midnight
This is a co-promotion with our friends at the Walthamstow RocknRoll Book Club
186 Hoe Street,