Blues: is the party over?
This Saturday, Friction Arts will be hosting a blues party at their home at The Edge in Digbeth. Featuring Birmingham’s King Alloy Sound System, the event is a modern-day interpretation of the blues parties that took place all over Digbeth, Highgate and Eastside in the 1960s-80s.
Starting with an exhibition recreating an authentic blues party room from 11:00 onwards, the day will continue with a group discussion exploring the influence of blues parties on the wider music scene and UK/Caribbean culture.
Then, from 21:00 ’til late, soul enthusiasts, musicians, and revellers are invited to experience the bone-shaking reggae beats and the hot and heavy atmosphere that made blues parties legendary.