British Black Music Month begins

The Black Music Congress are staging a series of events throughout June as part of their British Black Music Month initiative. It kicks off tonight at the Wood Theatre at the University Of Westminster (35 Marylebone Road) with a session called Anatomy Of A Trailblazing British Black Music Album 1: Omar’s ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ – which will look back at the making, marketing and success of Omar’s 1990 album, the first album by a British black music artist on a black-owned and totally independently distributed label (Kongo) to enjoy UK chart success. Taking part will be the people behind the release – Root Jackson (label & publishing), Lance Williamson (marketing), Philip Buchanan (artist manager) and Omar himself.

There’s a stack of other events taking place as part of British Music Month – we’ll try to reference some here in the Daily as they come up, but if you’re interested you could do a lot worse than checking out the full programme at this URL:

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