Made in Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra

Shannon, Roger (2010) Made in Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra. [Video]

PDF (Presentation on making Made in Birmingham, Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool, 27 Jan 2011)
Shannon_Paper_for_Institute_of_Popular_Music.pdf - Presentation

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PDF (Go Public Programme, Oct-Dec 2011)
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PDF (Royal Television Society Nomination 2010)
Roger_Shannon_RTS_Nomination.pdf - Supplemental Material

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PDF (Sound City Programme, 2-4 May 2013)
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The film explores the relationship between a number of distinctive musical genres associated with Birmingham and the role they have played in fostering a new sense of communal identity for diasporic cultures settling in the city. Why has Birmingham’s popular music not had the impact in the general media, or in the discourses of civic pride, as in other cities in the UK associated with their music histories (e.g. Manchester, Liverpool)? What is unique about the relationship of the three musical genres to Birmingham’s identity? To what extent have the genres interacted productively and creatively with each other? These are just some of the questions the film explores.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: Documentary film
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Media
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 11:03

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