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Don Letts

Don Letts [DJ Set]

The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Friday 26th April 2024

Don Lettsโ€™ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70โ€™s through the 80โ€™s, 90โ€™s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklynโ€™s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary โ€˜Westway To The Worldโ€™.

He came to notoriety in the late 70โ€™s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a d.j at the first punk club โ€˜The Roxyโ€™ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk D.I.Y ethic and begun to make his first film โ€˜The Punk Rock Movieโ€™. Shot on Super-8mm it is the only documentary on the U.K punk scene w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an eclectic mix of diverse artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley. He then moved into documentary work covering the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, George Clinton and most recently Paul McCartney. Dancehall Queen (co-directedby Rick Elgood) shot in location in Jamaica 1997 was his first feature film.

At the end of 2007 Don presented โ€˜Speakers Cornerโ€™ in conjunction with the British Arts council. Featuring several spoken word artists, poets and rappers with a musical band in a theatrical setting. The event toured the UK in November-December and was a contemporary response to the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade.

Recently, Don has released an incredibly successful book โ€˜There and Black Againโ€™, a compilation album for Late Night Tales, and a fantastic documentary film, โ€˜Rebel Dreadโ€™.

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Don Letts [DJ Set]