Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Oct 2010 – 14 Oct 2010
A documentary about Don Letts and the musical/cultural history of bass in Britain. From Kingston to London, New York to Rio, Dub to Dubstep; bass has had a resounding impact on musicians and music lovers alike. It is a meeting point for people from different cultures, backgrounds and races and continues to inspire innovation and change. Following 3 generations of DJ in the Letts family, Superstonic Sound charts the impact of Jamaican bass and how it changed British music and society forever.
Followed by Strummerville. Joe Strummer's untimely death in 2002 sent shockwaves around the music world and beyond, yet Joe's friends and family were determined that his spirit would live on. In this film, Grammy winner Don Letts demonstrates how Joe's DIY attitude is manifesting itself through a charity which helps aspiring musicians - Strummerville. It features performance footage and interviews with Strummerville artists, supporters and founders including Billy Bragg and Damien Hirst, plus previously unseen archive of Strummer himself.
On 6 October Don Letts joins us for a Q&A following the screening.