Don Letts – The ‘There and Black’ Again Tour
16:13 to 16:13 - June 18, 2021
2Funky Music Cafe, 23 New Park Street, Leicester, LE3 5NH
Don Letts – The ‘There and Black’ Again Tour
Friday 18th June 2021
7-11pm, £10pp, Table Seating Only (2x, 4x, 6x)
Join us for an evening with the Rebel Dread – Book Reading, Signing and Q&A on Friday 18th June.
Don Letts – filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster, social commentator, husband and father – has always defied conformity. A British born son of Windrush parents, he seamlessly pivoted between London’s punk and reggae scenes earning his reputation as the ‘Rebel Dread’.
In There and Black Again – published by Omnibus Press on March 11th – Don Letts looks back on an exceptional life and tells tales of him befriending Bob Marley after sneaking into his hotel, joining The Clash’s White Riot tour as manager of The Slits, and becoming one of the UK’s most highly regarded video directors during the MTV boom.
Told in part as scenes from a movie shot on locations including London, Kingston, New York City, Los Angeles, Windhoek, Salt Lake City and Goldeneye, There and Black Again co-stars a cast of hundreds including Joe Strummer, John Lydon, Bob Marley, Chrissie Hynde, Chris Blackwell, Paul McCartney, Nelson Mandela, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Chuck D, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.
With reflections on Black Lives Matter and the highs and lows of personal relationships, There and Black Again includes moments of civil unrest, live music, humour and political struggle. With author Mal Peachey There and Black Again is the refreshing and often unexpected story of a man who has never been afraid to disrupt, create, and tread his own path.
Friday 18th June // Doors 7.00pm //
Reduced Capacity // Seated Only // Social Distancing