Black British Dynasties in Music: A Family Affair

Discover the first exhibition spotlighting Black British musical families across the UK curated by the Black Music Coalition (BMC)

Image wideshot of exhibition.jpg (2022) by Tanya GordonThe Black Music Coalition

One of The Black Music Coalition's key aims is to not only support Black creatives and professionals working in the industry, but to also honour and record the efforts and strides of Black creatives and professionals.

Mo and Harmony Samuels.jpg (2022) by Tanya GordonThe Black Music Coalition

Black music in its many forms and genres has been an ever-present backdrop to the changing face and sound of the UK both for and across generations.

Alexandra Burke and Melissa Bell (2022) by Nathaniel BaileyThe Black Music Coalition

The exhibition was curated to tell the stories of just some of the Black creatives behind just some of the music.

TSB + Maestro (2022) by Nathaniel BaileyThe Black Music Coalition

We also wanted to reveal how these creatives’ musical gifts and talent have not only contributed to the sound bed of the UK across generations in time, but having also crossed through their family lineages.

Tre & Lincoln 90x60 (2022) by Dennis MorrisThe Black Music Coalition

The exhibition highlighted their shared talent, shared gifts, community, longevity, and legacy and by its very nature and in keeping with the BMC’s aims, it honours the legacy of the Black creatives as well as becoming part of that legacy.

Image of Rob Bruce.jpg, Tanya Gordon, 2022, From the collection of: The Black Music Coalition
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Image of Jae5, Tanya Gordon, 2022, From the collection of: The Black Music Coalition
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Image of TSB & Maestro.jpg, Tanya Gordon, 2022, From the collection of: The Black Music Coalition
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Image of 2 People looking at the exhibition, Tanya Gordon, 2022, From the collection of: The Black Music Coalition
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Image of Lincoln Jean Marie & Tre Jean Marie.jpg, Tanya Gordon, 2022, From the collection of: The Black Music Coalition
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Eight full interviews with the featured families - Now on YT

Check out The Black Music Coalition's Official YouTube channel here, to listen to the full interviews between the featured families and Robert Bruce of Capital Xtra.

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