Discover the roots of Reggae

Ever wondered the part Hackney had to play in the iconic music phenomenon that is Reggae? Come along to Hackney Museum and discover the roots of Reggae and the people and places that made it all happen.

What: Reggae Rebels
This exciting exhibition explores the roots of Reggae, its journey from Africa to Jamaica and its influence on identity, fashion and music styles. We bring it home to Hackney with memories of local clubs and blues parties. Find out more about the artists, venues and fans that made it happen. The main feature is a wealth of images of cutting edge Reggae musicians from Jamaica, America and London taken from 1970 to 2004 by the influential photographer Dennis Morris.

When: 14 September 2010 to 8 January 2011
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, Bank Holiday

Where: Hackney Museum
Technology & Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ
020 8356 3500

The exhibition runs throughout October s Black History Month. This year the Council is holding a number of events in our libraries and Hackney Museum. Look out for more information in the coming weeks.

To find out more about Dennis Morris and his work visit