Black-Heritage-Centre-at-nightFounded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives' collects, preserves and celebrates African and African-Caribbean history and culture in Britain.  A beautiful new space in the heart of Brixton on Windrush Square is the home of the Black Cutural Archives which recently opened.

Windrush Square experienced an evening of cultural performances, from spoken word artists AkalaFloetic LaraEl Crisis and conscious calypso poet Alexander D Great to harmonic jazz saxophonist Lascelles James for the opening

Inspirational hip-hop performanced from the legendary Jonzi D and street dancers Rowdy(choreographer for 2013 Olympic Ceremony) and Mechanikool (2013 semi-finalist on television series Got to Dance) come together to perform a mesmerising collaboration.

The event was infused with powerful speeches from the international speaker Dr. Doudou Diene, leading academic and historian Dr. Hakim Adi and Professor Gus John.  Mny came out to celebrate the opening of a unique space dedicated to Black  heritage in Britain.

For more information, visit BCAHeritage.org.uk

'A goldmine of information about the Black cultural identity.' 
Kwame Kwei-Amah, BCA Patron

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Black Cultural Archives’ Director, Paul Reid gave a moving account of his early education and the growing importance of the Black Cultural Archives at TedxBrixton.