Don Letts – There and Black Again – book event (with Chris Salewicz) + 60 min DJ set

Friday 14th January

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Don Letts’ remarkable life story – on stage talk, DJ set and book signing
Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club join forces again with General Echo in welcoming DON LETTS to Walthamstow to kick off 2022 in style.
The 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 his biography There and Black Again , (number four in Rough Trade Books of the Year) Don 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.
Don will be in conversation with renowned journalist and biographer, CHRIS SALEWIECZ (Bob Marley: The Untold Story, Joe Strummer: Redemption Song and much more) he’ll play a DJ set, and sign books as part of GENERAL ECHO , Walthamstow’s foremost irregular reggae disco.
We will be operating to a reduced capacity to ensure everyone’s safety and will be following Government guidance for indoor events. Please wear a face-covering when moving around the venue.
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