Episode from the podcastSoundtracking with Edith Bowman

Episode 237: Steve McQueen & Dennis Bovell On The Music Of The Small Axe Anthology

Released Friday, 12th March 2021
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Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a writer and director returning for a second sitting, who has made five outstanding films for the BBC about London's West Indian community.
Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology is a series of historical dramas spanning from the late 60s to early 80s - from the story of the legendary Mangrove restaurant to Red, White and Blue, which stars John Boyega as Leroy Logan, the man who founded the Black Police Association.
As you'd expect, the music is exquisite - not least because of the input of the legend that is Dennis Bovell, who makes a guest appearance on the pod to talk about his classic, Silly Games.