DON LETTS -  DJ SET + guest DJ's

Sat Aug 20 2022

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

The Barrel House

59a High Street Totnes TQ9 5PB

£19.25

Ages 18+

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As one of the participating venues of "The Totnes & Bridgetown Festival of Arts & Culture 2022" - We are pleased to announce DON LETTS will be  performing a DJ Set at The Barrel House Ballroom.

Don's days as a DJ started by accident when he was asked to play at The Roxy Club (the UK’s first live punk rock venue). In between the fast and furious live punk sets Don played what he liked -  serious dub reggae. Lucky for him the punks liked it to and this mix gave rise to the ‘punky-reggae party’. From that time till this he’s continued to DJ nationally and internationally with a set that’s very much in the spirit of his days at The Roxy – we’re talking the history and legacy of Jamaican music – with an emphasis on moving the crowd.

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.  In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He came to notoriety in the late 70's as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a d.j at the first punk club 'The Roxy' in 1977, that made his first film 'The Punk Rock Movie' w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.

He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie  1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen’.

 Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010.

He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called 'Culture Clash Radio' and still d.j's nationally and internationally.

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DON LETTS - DJ SET + guest DJ's

Sat Aug 20 2022 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

The Barrel House Totnes
DON LETTS -  DJ SET + guest DJ's

£19.25 Ages 18+

As one of the participating venues of "The Totnes & Bridgetown Festival of Arts & Culture 2022" - We are pleased to announce DON LETTS will be  performing a DJ Set at The Barrel House Ballroom.

Don's days as a DJ started by accident when he was asked to play at The Roxy Club (the UK’s first live punk rock venue). In between the fast and furious live punk sets Don played what he liked -  serious dub reggae. Lucky for him the punks liked it to and this mix gave rise to the ‘punky-reggae party’. From that time till this he’s continued to DJ nationally and internationally with a set that’s very much in the spirit of his days at The Roxy – we’re talking the history and legacy of Jamaican music – with an emphasis on moving the crowd.

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.  In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He came to notoriety in the late 70's as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a d.j at the first punk club 'The Roxy' in 1977, that made his first film 'The Punk Rock Movie' w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.

He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie  1997’s ‘Dancehall Queen’.

 Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010.

He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called 'Culture Clash Radio' and still d.j's nationally and internationally.
Don Letts

Don Letts

Reggae

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£19.25 (£17.50 + £1.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.