Reggae Kinda Sweet Exhibition
From Burning Spear in 1985 to Big Youth in 2011, this unique exhibition’Reggae Kinda Sweet’ documents how Reggae music in it’s tributaries of sound, has changed and renewed itself over the decades.
To coincide with Black History Month and celebrating Jamaican Independence, The Trinity Centre and OOM Gallery Archive presents an exhibition by acclaimed photographer Pogus Caesar. Featuring largely unpublished images of musical icons and showcasing an exclusive exhibition of rare and nostalgic archive photographs of legendary Reggae musicians.
These images conjure up an alphabet of the music from Jamaica, connecting the UK, journeying from Dennis Brown,Mighty Diamonds and Jimmy Cliff to Augustus Pablo via the mighty Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
In a 30-year career of taking pictures, Pogus Caesar has uniquely captured moments of everyday life with a simple Canon 35mm film camera, spontaneously recording the unfamiliar, as well as the celebrated and the iconic.
The photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive are also as much about the clubs and venues, as it is about the singers, producers and musicians, many venues now lost to regeneration or renewal, and only recalled through memory and imagery. Black Uhuru at The Tower Ballroom, Sly Dunbar at The Hummingbird Club, Mad Professor and Maxi Priest at Reggae Sunsplash in London.
The exhibition will be open daily between Wednesday 17th October until Friday 2nd November at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, Avon BS2 0NW More info here