Beyond the Bassline Launch

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Beyond the Bassline Launch

For centuries, Black communities have created music in the UK, melding global influences into a Black British sound that has echoed through generations.

Inspired by the British Library’s new Beyond the Bassline exhibition, libraries across the UK will host a free panel display from to help tell a national story about Black music in Britain through the Living Knowledge Network.

Beyond the Bassline is taking place in our partner libraries across the UK from 26 April–26 August 2024.


  • Dr Aleema Gray

    Lead Curator

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  • Dr Mykaell Riley

    Director for The Black Music Research Unit

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