Sound System was born in the 
ghettos of Jamaica, shipped to 
the UK aboard the Windrush
 and now transmitted across the
 globe. It is the beating heart of
 DIY bass-heavy Caribbean-
rooted music. It is Ska and it is
 Reggae for sure, but it is also
 Grime, Rave, Jungle, Dubstep,
 Hip Hop and more. It is about 
throwing your own party your
 own way with a wall of hand-
broadcasting the kind of news that the mainstream media shy away from, and it is something so many paid the ultimate price for, as the enslaved black population of the West Indies sought to band together in the toughest of times.

2021 Our Future plans: It has always been our intention to transform the digital art installation into an outdoor performance with a strong community participation strand, if you’re a festival and would be interested in booking Distant Drums for 2021 do get in touch.

... and we also managed to take a few photos in Derby & Leicester

In this gallery you can see the Sound System being built

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