Conventional history would have it that the first post-war British subculture was the ‘Teddy Boys’ in 1954. However, in this online short course, Dr Ray Kinsella will deliver a presentation that convincingly asserts that bebop was a precursor to this established narrative.
The session will look at the emergence of the Soho bebop scene, a form of modern jazz, and the culture that formed around the music between 1945 and 1950.
In looking at the musical and sartorial migration, layers of reception by the musicians and fans, and media dissemination of this youth subculture, this online short course will also demonstrate how bebop in Soho instigated a moral panic which the saw the Soho clubs raided by police.
Who should attend this online short course?
This two-hour online short course is aimed at anyone with an interest in jazz or British youth subcultural history. The course will also appeal to anyone with a passion for fashion history and interracial relations in Britain after World War Two.
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This two-hour online short course will look at the emergence of the Soho bebop scene, a form of modern jazz, and the culture that formed around the music between 1945 and 1950.