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Tuesday 3 July 2018, 18:00 - 22:00 BST Music Congress in association with Sonic Efficiency, Reggae Fraternity UK, Goldsmiths, University Of London and Sound System Outernational present British Black Music Month/International Reggae Day 2018 Xtra @ Goldsmiths, one evening consisting of:

6.30-7.00pm Prof Stuart Hall Building, cafe level
Sound System: M3 Crew Sounds by Reggae Fraternity UK core member and Chaaawaaa Radio's DJ CeeBee*


7.00-7.30pm Prof Stuart Hall Building, cafe level
Photographic Exhibition: Dion Cousins** talks about his long career as a photographer and the photos displayed in his Women In Reggae photographic exhibition on the entry level of the Prof Stuart Hall Building (exhibition runs from June 29-July 13). Women have played a significant role in reggae and it is fitting that in 2018, as we mark International Reggae Day and Reggae @ 50, that the Women In Reggae exhibition is there to celebrate and recognise the women's contribution


7.30-9pm (must be booked separately) Prof Stuart Hall Building, room 102
Music Industry Course: UK Music Industry Income Streams & Royalties Made Simple seminar. BBM/BMC's Kwaku*** will provide an overview of income streams and rights, whilst with DJ and music publisher Sarah Monument**** of Sonic Efficiency, and author of 'UK Music Royalties Made Easy', will drill down on the music royalties ecosystem. Free entry but attendees will be expected to purchase a copy of Sarah's physical book at the discounted price of £5 (cash only). Note: next Making Sense Of How The Music Industry Works is on July 28, 1-5pm. Early bird deal ends July 16:


7.30-10pm Prof Stuart Hall Building, cafe level
Sound System: Sounds by Reggae Fraternity UK and Chaaawaaa Radio's DJ CeeBee with possibly a few acts jumping on the microphone. If you are a reggae artist who would like to drop some rhymes, provided your lyrics don't warrant Parental Advisory stickering, register your interest in advance by emailing:


Includes mini books, records & DVD stall


*DJ CeeBee is a core member of Reggae Fraternity UK and the presenter of the UK Reggae Exposé Show on Sundays 8-11pm on Chaaawaaa Radio


**Dion Cousins was born in the UK of Jamaican parents from St Catherine who arrived in London in the late 50s as part of the Windrush Generation. The family emigrated to the US in 1969, but he returned to London as a teenager. His sister lived in London and was married to a member of the Cimarons and through that family connection he spent a lot of time with musicians and artists during their tours, which included playing a game of football with the Cimarons, Inner Circle and the late greats Bob Marley and Jacob Miller.


He went on to study photography and became a freelance photographer and his first assignment was for the Voice Newspaper when the late Flip Fraser was the editor, and his photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines including Gargemel. 


Over the last 30 years he has built up an extensive collection of photographs of the reggae industry. His photographs have been used by reggae promoters for promotional materials, and record producers/labels for CD sleeves. 


Dion has toured with many artists, including Freddie McGregor,Beenie Man, Luciano, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond to name a few. Dion has been present during some significant historical reggae events, such as the launch of BBMC (Brent Black Music Co-op), the musical 'Black Heroes In The Hall Of Fame', John Holt In Symphony and Reggae Sunsplash 1984 at Crystal Palace, and the annual Easter Extravaganza hosted by Alton Ellis. 


His photographic record of the reggae genres of lover's rock, dancehall, roots and the legends of ska and Studio One, and his access behind the scenes has given him the opportunity to capture some great moments in time.


***Kwaku, the music industry tutor for BBM/BMC & BTWSC,holds a Music Business Management MA, Media MA and an LLM in Entertainment Law. He has taught music industry courses from pre-degree levels at City & Islington College, City University London, to post-graduate level at University Of Westminster. He has guest lectured at University Of Hertfordshire and LIPA (Liverpool institute For Performing Arts). A qualified NVQ assessor, he's also designed and delivered BTWSC's accredited and non-accredited courses. Note: next Making Sense Of How The Music Industry Works is on July 28, 1-5pm:


****Sarah Monument is a music business royalty consultant, chartered accountant, International DJ and promoter. Sarah aka Miss Monument is also a UK based DJ, who has progressed rapidly up the ranks, making a huge name for herself in the breakbeat scene. She runs Sonic Efficiency, which offers music publishing services, advises on current music policy; and simplifies and educates on music royalties.

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