The Music Is Black: A British Story

125 years of Black music-making in Britain. This landmark exhibition will reveal how Black British music has shaped British culture. Spanning four continents and 12 decades, this is a story of excellence and struggle, resilience and joy.

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  • 2025

  • V&A East Museum

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    Stratford, London

  • Tickets available soon

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The Music Is Black: A British Story

Supported by The Huo Family Foundation
Header image:
Coxsone Outernational Sound System © Jean Bernard Sohiez,