UK Reggae icons share their music career and their Caribbean heritage in a new and unique multimedia exhibition touring to three Liverpool Libraries this summer.

Three high profile and successful UK reggae icons are featured in a twenty minute film that takes the audience on a journey through their musical careers. From starting out as the children of the Windrush generation, to taking their music to a global audience. The exhibition shares many fascinating stories from how Macka B performed to Nelson Mandela, Tippa Irie talks of his legendary performance on Top of The Pops and Sandra Cross discusses her No1 Reggae hits in this unique multi media exhibition.

The exhibition entitled ‘Echoes From The Islands’ is created by Liverpool based artists, Whispered Tales. The short documentary film is shown within a vintage Jamaican Sound system with the public listening to the films via head phones. The Exhibition launched at Africa Oye Festival on Windrush Day, and will then visit three public libraries across Liverpool:

  • Toxteth Library: 24 June – 6 July
  • Spellow Library: 8 July – 20 July
  • Liverpool Central Library: 22 July – 3 September
To coincide with the exhibition a workshop program is taking place at 6 primary schools delivered by Levi Tafari a legendary Dub poet and Ashleigh Nugent a published writer. The workshops will share the influence that the Windrush generation has had on the UK through creative writing. Participating schools include LIPA Primary, Holy Family, Windsor Street, Rice Lane Primary and Faith Primary Academy.
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