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Jamaica's 60s dub+dancehall scene is explored through music, films & vintage ephemera.

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"Hometown Hifi," curated by Seb Carayol

Sonos Studio (145 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States) Map it Free
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The pioneering sound systems that came out of 1960s Jamaican dancehalls led to a revolution that changed global music culture. Sonos Studio presents various films and associated ephemera guiding visitors through a musical narrative close to Sonos’ heart – the legacy of listening out loud. Visitors can make their own “dubs” via a custom iPad app and play them in the gallery, while King Tubby’s original sound system, fully restored, will be exhibited for the first time in the US.

Hometown HiFi includes works and collaborations by Beth Lesser, Tero Kaski, Limonious, Franco Rosso, Scientist, Dub-Stuy, Dub Siren, plus rare artifacts, and a collection of dancehall footage including Volcano, King Jammys, Stone Love, and Metromedia sound systems, among other legends.

A noted expert in sound system culture, Seb Carayol is a French-born curator, journalist, and filmmaker, contributing to Natty Dread magazine, Wax Poetics, Libération and others, also running the rare reggae reissue label Reel-Heavy Music.

Kateri O'Neil, Editor
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The pioneering sound systems that came out of 1960s Jamaican dancehalls led to a revolution that changed global music culture. Sonos Studio presents various films and associated ephemera guiding visitors through a musical narrative close to Sonos’ heart – the legacy of listening out loud. Visitors can make their own “dubs” via a custom iPad app and play them in the gallery, while King Tubby’s original sound system, fully restored, will be exhibited for the first time in the US.

Hometown HiFi includes works and collaborations by Beth Lesser, Tero Kaski, Limonious, Franco Rosso, Scientist, Dub-Stuy, Dub Siren, plus rare artifacts, and a collection of dancehall footage including Volcano, King Jammys, Stone Love, and Metromedia sound systems, among other legends.

About Seb Carayol: A noted expert in sound system culture, Carayol is a French-born curator, journalist, and filmmaker, contributing to Natty Dread magazine, Wax Poetics, Libération and others, also running the rare reggae reissue label Reel-Heavy Music.

This immersive experience, curated in partnership with Dub culture expert Seb Carayol, shows how the pioneering sound systems that came out of 1960s Jamaican dancehalls led to a revolution that changed global music culture. Hometown HiFi includes pieces and collaborations by Beth Lesser, Tero Kaski, Limonious, Franco Rosso, Scientist, Dub-Stuy, Dub Siren, plus three classic music films, rare artifacts, and a collection of dancehall footage including Volcano, King Jammys, Stone Love, and Metromedia sound systems, among other legends. Visitors can make their own “dubs” via a custom iPad app and play them in the gallery, while King Tubby’s original sound system, fully restored, will be exhibited for the first time in the US. This exciting exhibition uses the power of art, film and music to convey an important musical narrative that is close to Sonos’ heart - the global legacy of listening out loud.

Hometown HiFi Exhibition Opening Performers:

> Mad Professor - dub legend, producer and DJ
> Jeremy Collingwood - owner of the King Tubby Sound System; performing on the antique sound system as part of the exhibition
> Jeremy Sole – from theLIFT, KCRW, and Afro Funke; the most eclectic DJ in the lineup
> Damon Aaron - L.A.'s modern day Mad Professor; creates instruments and makes experimental remixes for all genres

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"Hometown Hifi," curated by Seb Carayol

Sonos Studio (145 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States) Map it Free
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Reception: March 20, 7-10pm Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12–6pm Save event for more information and special offers
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