Book Tickets

Fri 16 Aug

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall UK Premiere + dancehall takeover 18

Part of Musical Fridays
Ben DiGiacomo, Dutty Vannier, Jamaica, USA, 2023, 93m.

On Friday 16 August, we are proudly presenting this groundbreaking documentary for the first time in the UK, in partnership with Lin Kam Art. Ticket holders will also gain access to our dancehall pre & post-screening party. Warm up for Carnival with sets from Lin Kam Art DJs and the return of our infamous Garden Cinema rum punch.

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall provides a captivating insight into how young Jamaican immigrants brought the sounds and culture of dancehall from Kingston to the streets of New York City. Directed by Ben DiGiacomo and Dutty Vannier, and executive produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, the film delves deep into the vibrant dancehall music scene that flourished in Brooklyn during the 1980s and 1990s. Featuring interviews with genre icons like Sean Paul, Ding Dong, and Kool Herc, the documentary offers an intimate portrayal of the genre's evolution and its profound impact on pop culture.

Event timings:

Event timings:

19:30 - Doors open

19:45 - DJ Linett Kamala b2b YNG CPTN (Dancehall carnival anthems)

20:30 - Screening of Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall

22:00 - Ras Kwame (Dancehall afterparty)

00:15 - Close

Lin Kam Art: amplifying lives through festival and sound system culture via curation, residencies, events, workshops and programmes.

Shaggy, Sean Paul, DJ Kool Herc, Bobby Konders, Patricia Chin

Please arrive promptly - we do not show adverts.

Book Tickets

Fri 16 Aug
Part of Musical Fridays 19:30

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