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Channel One Sound System with Mikey Dread

Classic Album Sundays presents...

LONDON UNWRAPPED: MUSIC IN THE 1980s

Please note this is the KPlayer premiere of a pre-recorded interview.

After the first broadcast this event will be available on demand until Wed 2 Jun, 11:59.


Mikey Dread, founding member of Channel One Sound System, joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss the ways in which London’s sound system culture helped Windrush immigrants transition to a new country and how it inspired their descendants to create their own identity. They also discuss the significant contributions it has made to London’s cultural life including Notting Hill Carnival.


Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s best known and most loved reggae sound systems.  Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances.  Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica.  In 1983, Channel One started playing at Notting Hill Carnival and they have played every year since. Channel One’s mission is ‘to break down barriers via reggae music’, they have achieved this by travelling and playing to new audiences and venues all over the world.

Channel One Sound System with Mikey Dread

Classic Album Sundays presents...

LONDON UNWRAPPED: MUSIC IN THE 1980s