London’s sonic space
in It’s a London thing
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This chapter introduces the main book themes: dance music cultures in London in the 1980s and 90s and their relation to multiculture. Introducing some of the key ideas around the relationship between space and music (eg Lefebvre) and the politics of multiculturalism this chapter discusses some of the historical background to the idea of London as a Black Metropolis, the role black musical genres have played in the city and the how London has functioned as key site in Black Atlantic culture

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