UJIMA Radio 98FM has been a platform for local voices to inform, represent, educate and entertain through a quality range of music, news and talk shows for the past 4 years. To celebrate 50 years of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago’s independence and the influence these cultures and music have had on Bristol, Ujima have received £29,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Young Roots heritage project, ‘Dub Plate to Dub Step,’ and they need YOUR HELP.
Starting on August 3rd, Ujima will be teaming up with 30 17-25 year olds in the local and surrounding area to celebrate this historical milestone, through the education and celebration of Caribbean music and culture that has so influenced and enhanced the city of Bristol with a youth led cultural radio show, short film and web resource.
Dub Plate to Dub Step aims to explore the journey of Caribbean and Jamaican music of the past 50 years, with everything from the early vinyl Dub Plate records from the infamous ‘Studio One,’ tracing classic Reggae and Dub Beats of the 1950s through to the Dub Step artists of 2012 that have taken the charts by storm. Launching with a screening of ‘Marley,’ the story of Bob Marley by Kevin Macdonald at the Watershed, Ujima are launching a full scale celebration of all things Dub related.
However this is more than just an exploration of a genre of music. In partnership with M-shed, Bristol Records Office and the Watershed, Dub Plate to Dub Step aims to stimulate research into local cultural heritage, offer young people an opportunity to gain experience and training opportunities in the broadcasting, film making, design and networking field as well as create opportunities to work alongside top, in field professionals such as founder of Ujima radio and BBC reporter, Kevin Philemon, and film maker Rob Mitchell. During these 4-8 week courses, participants will have the chance to interview current and pioneering music artists as well as key figures who have influenced the moulding and enrichment of the cultural landscape of Bristol.
I WANT TO TAKE PART
Fill out a registration form here: http://www.ujimaradio.com/ujima-radio-98fm-announces-dub-plate-to-dub-step-summer-youth-radio-short-film-project-for-17-25s/
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