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BBC airs range of archive and new music documentaries

UK rap legend Rodney P, British soul singer Mica Paris, actor Jacob Anderson and more will be among the presenters and narrators of a raft of new music programming on the BBC, in summer and autumn 2020. These releases from the BBC Music will cover a range of genres from Jazz and soul to Hip-Hop and Grime and celebrate artists like Bob Marley, Count Basie and Fela Kuti.

The programming began on 24 July with Rodney P’s Jazz Funk, as godfather of British hip-hop, Rodney P, told the untold story of Britain’s first home grown black music culture. The following Friday, Mica Paris delved into the history of gospel music in Gospel According To Mica.

Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning at BBC Music Television, says

“We are thrilled with the reception of the BBC Music programmes so far this year. Delivering great music for our audience remains incredibly important to us – despite the current restrictions – and so we’re also delighted to bring such a wide range of quality programming to viewers over the summer and beyond.” 

All documentaries are watchable on the BBC iPlayer, so be sure to check them out!


Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/bbc-music-tv-music-documentaries-summer-autumn