RISKY ROADZ: SCREENING + Q&A
THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2017
The Old Market, Hove
Lighthouse screens The Best of Risky Roadz + Q&A with filmmaker Roony Keefe
Seminal Grime DVD series Risky Roadz takes us on a journey spanning 15 years of Grime history, featuring the most influential moments and iconic artists from the scene.
Whilst working at London’s legendary Rhythm Division record shop, Roony Keefe was inspired to pick up a video camera and document the energy and people of the music scene developing around him. The resulting Risky Roadz DVD series quickly became one of the most influential platforms for Grime artists to showcase their talent on.
Now, 15 years later, the most memorable scenes from Risky Roadz 1 & 2, The Movement Documentary and F*** Radio have been put together to create a 90-minute journey into Grime history, in collaboration with DIY club promoters Real Gold and global underground music broadcaster, Boiler Room.
Presented by Lighthouse Artistic Director and influential Grime producer, Elijah, as part of Last Dance – a series of live events investigating the rapid changes affecting UK club culture – the film is testament to the passion and power of DIY creativity.
“The film represents how important it is for youth culture to be documented by the youth themselves, and not just in Grime. It shows first hand how influential creatives can come up through unorthodox paths and become household names, such as Skepta and Stormzy. Risky Roadz in particular is interesting as it captures a scene pre YouTube, and way before this kind of expression was validated widely by the mainstream.”
Following the screening Elijah will talk to the filmmaker and founder of Risky Roadz, Roony Keefe, about the film – the import role it plays in discovering and nurturing new talent on and off the microphone – and how the artists he’s worked with went on to shape the future of UK clubbing.
Date: Thursday 23 November
Venue: The Old Market, Hove
Entry: £6 + booking fee
Tickets are available on The Old Market website.
Last Dance is supported by Arts Council England’s Change Makers Fund, which seeks to increase the diversity of senior leaders in arts and culture. Elijah will receive mentoring and professional development, connecting with partners, festivals and institutions in the UK and internationally, building skills and expertise alongside the Lighthouse team throughout the programme.
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