Monday, April 25, 2022
Saturday, April 02, 2022
Images of musicking and dancing feature heavily in the exhibition 'Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art' at Tate Britain.
|Paul Dash - 'Dance at Reading Town Hall' (1965). Dash played piano in a band, the Carib Six - this is a view from the stage.|
|Tam Joseph - 'The Spirit of Carnival' (1982)|
|Denzil Forrester - 'Jah Shaka' (1983)|
|from Liz Johnson Artur, 'Lord of the Decks' featuring photos from the early UK grime scene.|
'The various musical styles created in widely defined Black Atlantic history have proved so influential that we are obliged to consider the consistency with which they have summoned the possibility of better worlds, directing precious images of an alternative order against the existing miseries, raciological terrors and routine wrongs of capitalist exploitation, racial immiseration and colonial injustice. Those gestures of dissent and opposition were voiced in distinctive keys and modes. They carried the cruel imprint of slavery and were influenced by the burden of its negation.