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Sterling Betancourt & Lord Kitchener Jools Holland London Calling

Sterling Betancourt MBE features in Jools Holland's film about the musical history of London. With footage of the 1948 arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury Docks and TASPO at the 1951 Festival of Britain.
From the BBC2 documentary London Calling broadcast on Wednesday 13 June 2012

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Comment by hollis clifton on March 27, 2014 at 6:21am

Many thanks for this info but please add an addendum ... of the 500 passengers who arrived in the UK all of them were NOT from Jamaica. The story is about TRINIDAD's steelpan changing the musical landscape of Britain. Jamaica is not the Caribbean and vice versa. I often encountered this anomaly during my sojourn in the UK as well as on the continent of Africa.     

Comment by cal george on March 9, 2013 at 11:03pm

I too, never heard of this piece of history. We must preserve this event

Comment by terry on June 26, 2012 at 3:18pm

Thanks Pan Times: A clip of historical Pan & Kaiso importance!!

Comment by Cheryl Holder on June 26, 2012 at 3:05pm

This is a wonderful, informative piece of history that I did not know about. Thanks for posting it.

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