Tate Modern Special event

South London Black Music Archive

Following its successful commission by Peckham Space earlier this year, this exhibition by artist Barby Asante aims to celebrate South Londoners’ personal relationships with moments in black music history. The McAulay Gallery will be transformed into an ‘open archive’, mapping objects which represent and explore the personal stories behind the influence and evolution of black music in South London. Welcoming contributions from the public, this archive will include items such as concert tickets, posters and stories.

As part of the South London Black Music Archive a special map has been produced as a limited edition print. Compiled from the artist’s conversations with friends, family, musicians and music fans, the map acted as a growing record of black music landmarks in South London from venues and record shops to street corners and radio stations.

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