Go see: South London Black Music Archive

Author: Colin | Published: 12/2/12

Combine this with a visit to the DJ Food exhibition and you’ll have a fine day out…

South London Black Music Archive

Peckham Space
Barby Asante
17 Jan – 24 March 2012

Opening Times:
Tue – Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat 11am – 4pm

Produced in partnership with Tate Modern’s Regeneration & Community Partnership team, Legacy Tunes is the result of the artist’s collaboration with young people from the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) mentoring programme in the months leading up to the launch of the exhibition. It features Asante’s own take on the BBC’s ‘inheritance tracks’ for which members of LOT were asked to contribute songs that inspire them. It’s an evocative soundscape which beautifully captures the power of music as a cultural form to bring people together.

Barby Asante worked with design team Abake on the record cover. Abake founded the magazine Sexymachinery, co-direct the clothing and record label called Kitsune and their clients include The Cardigans, Maison Martin Margiela, Peter Jensen, Bookworks, and the British Council.

For the vinyl they played on the concepts of generations, family trees and formal archival imagery to produce a really beautiful, covetable object which aims to evoke the collectability of records and add a nostalgic, tangible dimension to the exhibition.

Read the press release (pdf)