2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Windrush, and to celebrate Boiler Room will be premiering a new series called Migrant Sound.
Migrant sound is a youthful celebration of migration and the impact it has on music and culture via a four-part series. Since immigration is a a conscious topic across the Western world, especially with the recent scandal which caused 18 members of the Windrush generation to face the worst detriment. Boiler Room wanted to create a series that searched into the different ways in which immigration has affected music culture overtime.
The first episode ‘Arrival’ comes out on the 24th August 2018, this takes viewers back to the first arrival of the first generation of Caribbean immigrants to the UK all the way to current day- this year’s Windrush scandal. Boiler Room meets journalist Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff of Gal-dem, photographer Pogus Caeser and the Banton family from Peckham, who explain how music helped them overcome the ignorance they met and shaped their identities. Later episodes include ‘A Guy Called Gerald’ and ‘Skinny Girl Diet’. This can be viewed on Boiler Room’s Facebook Live, IG TV and YouTube, new episodes will then be released monthly.