Yesterday i visited the Reggae Movement Exhibition 2011 at YAAM, Berlin. I brought back some pictures and a lot of reasons for you to go there.
Meeting the people behind
It’s always a pleasure and a surprise to meet my online people in real life. People like Ronan Lynch, editor of the Irie Up magazine and organizer of the Reggae Movement Exhibition. People like Paula Strzelecka, who does the design for Irie UP. And of cause people like Michael „Freestylee“ Thompson. We have had some nice talk about Jamaican culture, poster art and the Oktoberfest.
Michael “Freestylee” Thompson and Ronan Lynch
Ok, the article should be about the Reggae Movement Exhibition. The place to be is the concert hall at YAAM in Berlin. 20 panels guide you through the history of sound systems from 1950 until 1995, from Jamaica to Europa. The words are in English and German. Admission is free and you can buy some posters and postcards.
Ronan has written good stories, well, he is a music journalist. But if you are into reggae as i am there are no news for you. It’s the combination between words and illustrations that makes the exhibition valuable. Michael Thompson and Mau Mau did some nice pictures which should be seen in full size.
So if you don’t like to read reggae history bricks like „Bass Culture“ you should visit the Exhibition as long as it is in town. Next stations will be Amsterdam and Dublin. Latsch UP! Ronan, Paul, Michael, Mau Mau and all the supporters.
Black Star Liner
UK Bass Culture
U Roy & King Tubbys