AFRO B.I.A. at CUC

Photo: Minako Jackson
Photo: Minako Jackson

An interesting exhibition in the Attic gallery on the 5th floorof the Contemporary Urban Centre. Running as part of Black History Month it displays items from the communities archive focussing on the youth and the Afro hairstyle. The press cuttings, videos, record collections and photographs give a good feel of the Black Liverpool of 30+ years ago.

AFRO B.I.A.
7 – 25 October 2009 at CUC
Pidgin Productions once again bring something rare and unique to commemorate Black history Month. Presented under the heading ‘AFRO B.I.A.’ (Black Is Ace). The exhibition shows unforgettable moving image, still photography and  a collection of old vinyl records which reflects on the activity of Liverpool Black youth during the 70’s and 80’s.

The exhibition includes the first showing of footage of the king of Pop; Michael Jackson being interviewed by local black youth when he appeared at the Liverpool Empire 1972 (That Tour with the Jackson Five broke the box office exceeding the Beatles. (footage courtesy of the Black- E)

Photo: Minako Jackson
Photo: Minako Jackson
Photo: Minako Jackson
Photo: Minako Jackson
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