Kevin Le Gendre with guest musician

Saturday 31 August

Venue: Stade Hall

19.30 to 20.45

Tickets: £7.50, Litfest’s Big Night Out (Paul Burston, Kevin Le Gendre and Salena Godden) £18.00

Renaissance One presents Don’t Stop The Carnival, an event based on the new
book by journalist, writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre (BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up, MusicWeek). It tells the story of Black music in Britain and the people who made it, covering Black British Music from Tudor times to the 1960s within a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic.

Featuring live music and covering the emergence of jazz, calypso, ska, reggae and rocksteady, soul and everything in between, this event will reveal the stories of those who changed the face of British music in ways that impact and resonate today. It is part of an England tour produced by Renaissance One. Don’t Stop the Carnival is published by Peepal Tree.

Kevin Le Gendre

Kevin Le Gendre is a journalist and broadcaster and writer with a special interest in black music. Deputy editor of Echoes, he contributes to a wide range of publications that include Jazzwise, MusicWeek, Vibrations and The Independent On Sunday and also appears as a commentator and critic on radio programmes such as BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

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