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An exciting new display celebrating Dub Reggae and its influence on the capital.
Dub has had a far-reaching impact across the music industry and the history of the capital. It has influenced multiple genres from drum and bass, garage and hip-hop and even mainstream pop as well as playing an important role in the early days of the city's punk scene with bands such as The Clash and The Slits drawing on its unique sound.
Exploring this musical influence alongside food, dub poetry, community, fashion and spirituality, Dub London will examine how dub is a varied thread that runs through an entire community. Highlights will include:
Through collecting objects, memories and personal stories from some of Dub's most iconic people and places from across London, including Hackney, Lambeth, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Harlesden and Lewisham, the museum will create a display through contemporary collecting that will plunge visitors into the heart of Dub Reggae and invite them to explore the cultural phenomenon.
Dub London is part of Curating London, a four-year contemporary collecting programme with funding from Arts Council England and part of the Museum of London's SoundClash season.
“The story of Dub culture in London is a fascinating one and one that hasn’t been told this widely in a museum setting before. Through getting out into the places and speaking to the people who have been instrumental in the Dub scene, we’ve been able to hear stories of how London was central for the emergence of Dub in the UK. ”Cedar Lewisohn, Curator
The gallery is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.