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SPRC In conversation with Dennis Bovell

by Paul Gilroy and Dennis Bovell

Dennis Bovell

11 February 2021

Dennis Bovell, UK reggae pioneer and writer of the hit song Silly Games, joins Paul Gilroy for a conversation about his career as a producer, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and more. Dennis discusses not having any musical boundaries, working across reggae to country to afrobeats, and recounts stories of working with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Leroy Smart, Fela Kuti and John Kpiaye.

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This conversation was recorded on 21st November 2020

Speakers: Paul Gilroy, Director of the UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre // Dennis Bovell, UK Reggae pioneer, producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and sound engineer
Image: Photo by Tim Schnetgoeke
Producer and EditorKaissa Karhu

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