Jeremy Collins blogs about Made In Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra

“I’ve recently completed an hour long documentary called Made In Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra. As the title suggests, the film concentrates on those three genres of music and uses rare and unseen archive material interlaced with contemporary interviews with musicians such as UB40, Steel Pulse, Beshara, Swami, The Nightingales, Au Pairs, Amlak, The Prefects, Fuzzbox, The Ever Readies, The Accused, Apna Sangeeta and others. We’ve taken a look at how these groups started, the venues they played in and how they music they made reflected their communities social, political and cultural issues. Directed by Deborah Aston and produced by swish for the Birmingham Popular Music Archive the film takes a fond look at Birmingham and some of its music heritage.”

A trailer is coming soon, and big-screen screenings are being set up for the Autumn.