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May 10, 2021


BBM/BMC Announces 2021 British Black Music Month And International Reggae Day London UK Programme 


This year, BBM/BMC ( Music Congress) offers fewer, but targeted events to mark British Black Music Month (BBMM), the annual June-July window it has been using to highlight domestic black music, create networking spaces and provide music industry education since 2006. It also revives the original Black Music Congress, which is a discussion forum started with monthly sessions at City, University of London in 2003.

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July 10, 2019


International Reggae Day 2019 


This year, International Reggae Day – hosted by Kwaku of British Black Music/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) in conjunction with Reggae Fraternity UK (RFUK), Campro Entertainment and various sponsors - was held over two days; I was fortunate to attend on June 30th (day one) at Goldsmiths University in New Cross.


June 14, 2019


Celebrate International Reggae Day With These London Events

MARK INTERNATIONAL Reggae Day taking plcae on June 30 and July 1 with events taking place across London.  One of the events will take place June 30 at Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross, and on July 1 in the north London borough of Brent.

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May 22, 2018

IRD 2018 Celebrates 50 Years of Reggae Music and the Legacy of the Windrush Genration

As the world fondly remembers the King of Reggae today, International Reggae Day (IRD) prepares to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Reggae from the roots to the branches and highlight the Jamaica to UK legacy of the Windrush Generation on JulyOne.

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June 27, 2019


International Reggae Day, how it all began

If International Reggae Day (IRD), or the stylised JulyOne, is new to you, here's a quick catch-up, as this year marks IRD's Silver anniversary. 


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February 28, 2018


International Reggae Day 2018 Celebrates the Creative Journey Shared by Jamaica and the UK


This year Jamaica Arts Holdings has appointed British Black Music/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) as its sub-licensor for co-ordinating official IRD events in the UK. And in a year which marks UK's role in the development of Reggae in the last 50 years, the 2018 theme is 'Jamaica To UK: The Reggae Revolution'.


January 16, 2018


Better late than never for reggae legends

Two South London reggae legends have at last received the Dub Innovator awards they were honoured with last summer, joining a third to be honoured on International Reggae Day (IRD).. 


July 4, 2017


Launch of first International Reggae Day London event bodes well for the future

If you’ve never heard of the International Reggae Day (IRD) July 1 initiative, you are bound to hear about it a bit more from now on. Because last Saturday marked the first official IRD London event, and the feedback has been such that work has already begun to make July 1 2018 a key date in the capital’s calendar. 

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