Hundred Years Gallery is delighted to present a screening of ’Legacy In The Dust : The Four Aces Story‘ by Winstan Whitter including a Q&A session and DJ set with Newton Dunbar (AKA Newton Ace) former manager of the legendary Hackney club. Interactive projections and tribal dance by VJ Yourself & Mariama
We are also pleased to show, for one day only, historic Four Aces posters – with the opportunity to order limited edition prints on the night.
In the 1960s Mr. Newton Dunbar came to the UK from Jamaica and founded one of the first Reggae-oriented music venues, The Four Aces Club, which for some 33 years was home to the most influential black music and musicians. It showcased new music genres like Reggae, Ska, Jazz and Soul performed at the time by such artists as Desmond Decker, Jimmy Cliff, Count Shelly, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Billy Ocean and many others. This gave the club an authenticity which attracted artists like The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Marley, The Slits, Sex Pistols, Marc Bolan and Bob Dylan who were heavily influenced by the infectious pulsating rhythms! It pioneered the early indoor Rave scene during the days of Acid House music in the late 80s. Despite its success it came under fire from the local Police and was forced to close its doors in the late 90s due to a compulsory re- possession ordered by the local Authorities to make way for the regeneration in Hackney for the forthcoming Olympics in 2012.
Entry by donation £4