Legacy In The Dust

10 Nov 2010

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starts at 7pm

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 67,76, 149, 243
  • Overground: Dalston Kingsland Stn/ Dalston Junction
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The Story Of the Four Aces Club by Winstan Whitter


FUNDRAISING SCREENING Followed by discussion with Director + Guests Exclusive Screenprint Sale Screenprint sale and donations revenues will go towards a general release for the film. In the 1960's Mr. Newton Dunbar came to the UK from Jamaica and founded the first Reggae-oriented music venue's called ‘The Four Aces Club', which for some 33 years was home to the most influential black music and musicians to date.It showcased new music genre's like; Reggae, Ska ,Jazz and Soul performed at the time by artists like Desmond Decker, Jimmy Cliff, Count Shelly, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge, Ben E King Billy Ocean and many others. This gave the club authenticity to attract artists like The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Marley, The Slits, Sex Pistols, Marc Bolan and Bob Dylan who were heavily influenced by the infectious pulsating rhythms! It pioneered the early indoor Rave scene during the days of Acid House music in the middle 80's. Despite its success it came under fire from the local Police and was forced to close its doors in the late 90's due to a compulsory re- possession ordered by the local Authorities to make way for the regeneration in Hackney for the fourth coming Olympics in 2012.

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