Spectrum tracks Leicester’s history of soul, disco, reggae, R&B, jazz, drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop, house  and urban over the last 40 years (‘music of Black origin’). Artists interviewed for the film include reggae DJ’s Junior Blues and Skully, singer Carol Leeming, Jazz DJ Tony Minvielle, Producer and entrepreneur  DJSS, Classic Groove DJ Collective and soul/ funk band Saquii. This is accompanied by video clips, audio and original footage.

“It is entertaining, informative and thought provoking and is a great example of how the memories of the people involved in the music business can bring the subject alive for new audiences. ‘Spectrum’ could also point the way for other groups in Leicester to record the wide range of arts and culture that has existed in the City for many years.”   Colin Hyde, East Midlands Oral History Archive.

Contact us info@2funkyarts.co.uk if you would like to submit material for inclusion on this website. Our project is ongoing and we welcome more contributions in the form of photos, footage and audio. This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Project Manager: Vijay Mistry

Website contributors: Rebecca Wooster & Tara Munroe


This project has been made possible by a dedicated team of artists, media practitioners and volunteers. For a full list of credits, please view the film.

Official Partners:

Leicester Arts and Museums Service, East Midlands Oral History Archive, Mainstream Partnership, Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, African Caribbean Centre, African Caribbean Citizens Forum, Embrace Arts, Curve Theatre and HCC.

Heritage Lottery Fund Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy.  HLF has supported 36,000 projects with £6bn across the UK www.hlf.org.uk  @heritagelottery.





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