Windrush Day extra

We have videos of Brixton events connected to Windrush Day …

ITV made a short film of people in Brixton talking about Windrush Day and singing and dancing along to the new version of You Can Get It If You Really Want made for the day

Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham, spoke as a Stand Up To Racism event in Windrush Square

Plus …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in radio studio
Meghan and Harry visit Reprezent

One of the organisations to receive a grant from the government’s £500,000 Windrush Day Fund is Brixton’s Reprezent Radio which got £15,500 to help train young Windrush Generation descendants to develop programming highlighting the impact of the Windrush Generation. All this week it is featuring the massive positive impact that African-Caribbean culture has had on the UK.

Reprezent, based in Pop Brixton containers, is also an established training company developing young talent.

It has been online since 2009 and got its FM licence in 2011. Since 2016 it has also broadcast on DAB.

Reprezent has been crucial in spotting and elevating artists such as grime stars Stormzy and Novelist, as well as DJs like Jamz, DJ Neptizzle and Mim Shake.

You are as likely to hear exclusive grime performances as chats about cutting shapes or the local Chicken Cottage’s Ramadan special.

Mentors facilitate more than 2,000 13-to-25-year-olds a year, and more than 100 young presenters manage all playlists, contributing to the station’s success as a taste-maker.

Reprezent also works with Sony ATV, Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the wider music industry.