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British Black music

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Extract from the Westminster Tournament Roll probably showing John Blanke, a trumpeter of the 16th century.
Extract from the Westminster Tournament Roll probably showing John Blanke, a trumpeter of the 16th century.

British Black music refers to music of the African diaspora, or music derived from the African diaspora which has been produced in Great Britain regardless of the ethnic background of the musicians.

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Since 1996, an annual awards ceremony has been held for Music Of Black Origin, also known as the MOBO awards.[1]


Organisations and events

Notable contributors to British Black Music

16th century

18th century

Early 20th century,

Late 20th Century

Early 21st century

See also


  1. ^ Horan, Tom (25 September 2003). "MUSIC: How Ms MOBO proved them wrong". Daily Telegraph. London.

Further reading

  • Cotgrove, Mark (2009). From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz. Milton Keynes: AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1438973609.
  • Dabydeen, David; Gilmore, John; Jones, Cecily (2008). The Oxford Companion to Black British History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199238941.
  • de Koningh, Michael; Griffiths, Marc (2003). Tighten up!: The History of Reggae in the UK. London: Sanctury.
  • fryer, Peter (1984). Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain. London: Pluto.
  • McGrady, Richard (1991). Music and Musicians in Early Nineteenth Century Cornwall: World of Joseph Emidy - Slave, Violinist and Composer. Exeter: University of Exeter Press.
  • Oliver, Paul (1990). Black Music in Britain: Essays on the Afro-Asian Contribution to Popular Music. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Owusu, Kwesi (2000). Black British Culture and Society: A Text Reader. London: Comedia.
  • Portelli, Tony (2006). The Music Industry Raw: Pirates, Clubs, House and Garage. Milton Keynes: AuthorHouse.
  • Smith, Steve Alexander (2009). British Black Gospel: The Foundations of This Vibrant UK Sound. Oxford: Monarch Books. ISBN 978-1854248961.
  • Simons Andrew. Black British Swing: The African Diaspora's Contribution to England's Own Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s. Northway Publications.
  • Schwartz, Roberta Freund (2007). How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom. Aldershot: Ashgate.
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