Welcome to our Resources page. Here we have listed our recommended relevant books, films, websites and interviews for you to find out more…
The British Museum placed the African drum as one of its most important objects to tell the story of mankind’s history.
Excellent collection of artist photographs from Adrian Boot and others
Beezer documented much of the music scene in 80′s Bristol
Archive photos from music artists by photographer Pete Williams
Black Roots members on the foundation of the band, their music and African names.
Bristol Archive Records is a record label dealing in Bristol post punk and reggae from 1977 onwards.
A video tribute to the late great Duke Vin.
Reflections from members of the Windrush Generation on their first experiences of migration to the UK.
As part of the MShed’s living record of the city, Iva Williams shares her experience of migration to the UK in 1962.
One of the best books about Reggae culture – from Lloyd Bradley – detailing the rise of Reggae in Jamaica and the UK, with plenty of information on Jamaican and UK politics and colourful characters from Reggae’s history.
1964 television programme feature on Ska.
Benjamin Zephaniah investigates the origins of the word ‘ska’ and explores a variety of different stories.
The uplifting story of the pioneers of Jamaican music in the UK.
The complete 2 Tone UK discography.
Mykaell Riley of Steel Pulse.
A Guide to finding and using Afro-Caribbean sources in Bristol’s Museums, Galleries and Archives.
A Guardian article on the Rock Against Racism movement.
A documentary following the 2011 Dub to Jungle tour, tracing the roots of Jungle back through Dub history.
Massive Attack interview ahead of their 2010 album ‘Heligoland’
The sister label to Bristol Archive Records.