Ska with Laurel in Leicester

by Modculture 26 April, 2010

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Thanks to Alan Buchanan for flagging up Ska with Laurel – although you might need to pop it into your diary for future reference.

According to the website of the local authority, Ska with Laurel takes place from 2nd October 2010 – 8th May 2011 at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery and: 'tells the story of the 'Godfather of Ska', Laurel Aitken. Widely acknowledged as the originator of ska music, Laurel Aitken was a hugely influential figure in reggae and a key figure in bringing these musical genres to popularity in England. He lived in the heart of Leicester for 35 years and made a huge contribution to the cultural life of the city.'

No more details as yet, but should be worth checking out if you're in the area. More as we get it.

Leicester Museums website