Exhibition 2: 10 January to 29 April 2023
Curated by CeeBee Multimedia (Chaaawaaa Radio) aka Colin Brown (Reggae Fraternity UK) in partnership with The Windrush Generation Legacy Association (WGLA), this exhibition is the first ever to focus on the foundation years of the genre. Artists and bands who have so often been overlooked are highlighted and the most successful artists of the period like Janet Kay (Silly Games) are celebrated.
A serious attempt is made to establish the chronology of when UK based reggae artists and bands released their first Lovers Rock song. The exhibition charts the evolution from a Jamaican sound to a distinctively British sound, from Romantic Reggae to UK Lovers Rock.
The VIP Launch of the 1970’s Lovers Rock UK Exhibition at The Windrush Generation Legacy Association facility 1036-1037 The Whitgift Centre, Croydon was an outstanding success.
Big thanks to the Civic Mayor of Croydon Councillor Alisa Flemming and the Deputy Mayor of Merton Agatha Mary Akyigyina OBE who both gave motivational speeches. And big love to Audrey Scott who delighted the audience with a splendid performance of classic lovers rock songs including ‘Goodbye My Love’ her hit song with the Sadonians.
Love & Emotion - Photos by Sandra Bynoe
Natural Mystic - Photos by Christopher Icha
Brown Sugar - Photos by Christopher Icha
Blood Sisters - Photos by Christopher Icha
Mad Professor - Photos by Christopher Icha
First Ever To Focus On The Foundation Years
Overlooked Artists & Bands Highlighted
Successful Artists & Bands Celebrated
From A Jamaican Sound To A Distinct UK Sound
From Romantic Reggae To Lovers Rock