Watch: The Venues that changed everything

Join British musician Rhoda Dakar as she takes us on a journey into the history of the UK’s music venues, highlighting how crucial their existence is for Black musicians and their communities, as well as the culture of the UK music scene.

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  • By Paul Nichols
  • 27 Oct 2020
  • min read

As part our celebration of Black History Month we produced a special edition of PRS Presents: an evening of music, history, education and support highlighting our Black songwriters and composers. Find out more here.

We were honoured to include an edited version of the Venues that Changed Everything - a documentary, highlighting the importance of music venues for influencing British music and culture – in that programme.

We are delighted to be able to now share the full film in which Rhoda Dakar takes us on a journey through history, sharing her childhood experience of the Brixton underground club scene e.g. Caribbean Club that was owned by Rhoda’s father, that had ran throughout the second world war and growing up opposite The Ram Jam, that had hosted performances from Otis Redding, Nina Simone and Jimi Hendrix to name a few.

The Venues that Changed Everything

Featuring Rhoda Dakar and directed by Ben Pollard.

Watch the full film here.  

Special thanks to Jeff Horton and the 100 Club for opening its doors for the documentary to be created.