Mellowtone are delighted to introduce BENEATH THE MERSEYBEAT.
‘Beneath the Merseybeat’ is a four-part podcast series created specially for ON RECORD: UNTOLD & RETOLD, featuring archive interviews and music. The series explores how Black American, African and Caribbean music found its way to Liverpool post-war, the first impact of these sounds on Liverpool and its music scene, and how they were assimilated, appropriated and expressed.
Mellowtone then further explore these themes, charting what was happening in Liverpool throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Kick starting the series is Episode 1: ARRIVAL, which explores the Afro-American, Carribean and African music that was coming to Liverpool during the 1940s and 50s, and how it was getting here…
Listen in here: https://bit.ly/BTMPODCAST
These Black artists are so crucial to what makes Liverpool a world-famous music city, and a major part of its musical history and heritage.
ON RECORD : UNTOLD & RETOLD
On Record is a celebration of Black music. Launched as part of Black History Month in October 2020, this specially curated festival explores Black music in Liverpool, and the role its played in the city and communities over the past 70 years.
This month-long festival brings together a wealth of original commissions and content, including performances, in conversation events, film screeings, and exhibitions…and of course, podcasts.
You can find out more about ON RECORD and the rest of their fabulous programme here.