Hey! Not sure if this has been posted over here or not yet, but I'm curating this pretty huge art show in Paris, June 21st to August 25th, at la Gaité Lyrique museum in Paris -talking pretty much National museum size.
The intent there is to reveal of course the Jamaican/reggae roots of sound system culture, but also to show different of its manifestations worldwide (Colombia, Kenya, Trinidad, France, Brazil etc...), and how it carried all the way, through hip hop (early days boombox thing, block parties), rave and DIY makeshift installations, to proper contemporary art, that has sometimes not a lot to do with music per se.
Reggae-wise, we'll kickstart the event with a free Jah Observer dance, outdoors, on June 21st, we'll have also a few other musical guests of interest (Unity Sounds, among others), I'm sure I'll come and bug y'all over here about new dates every now and then.
There will also be screenings, conferences, record swaps, outdoors mini-sessions on solar-powered sound systems, workshop for kids --not to mention Limonious' first full-on retrospective (not just album covers), Beth Lesser's pics, an exhibition of Sassa's flyers (mixed with hip hop own's Buddy Esquire), King Tubby's OG boxes etc etc.
All in all, almost two years in the works!
It's all here (in French) :http://www.gaite-lyrique.net/evenement/ ... exposition
Feel free to come!