joi soundsystem : haroon shamsher – joi – tribute anniversary event –  8th july – new venue

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haroon shamsher – joi – tribute anniversary event –  8th july – new venue
The tribute event to celebrate the anniversary of Haroon from Joi Soundsystem, premature passing away, will now take place in the Brady Arts centre, on 192-196 Hanbury st, ( round the corner from Haroon’s Blue plaque in Brick Lane ) on the 8th July 2017.
This musical celebration of his life achievements, contribution to culture and to commemorate his blue plaque honour, is open to all – family, friends and fans.
Farook will join you to honour and toast Haroons creativity, with music, food and drink.
Event:     “Haroon Shamsher -Joi tribute anniversary event”
Date:       8th July
Place :     Brady Arts Centre,
Address: 192 -196 Hanbury St, London E1 HU
Time:      18.00-12.00 midnight
Admission: Free
Quotes: on Haroon Shamsher Blue plaque:

Pandit G ( Asian Dub Foundation (Official) Sound System )
Haroon was one of the pioneers. I remember seeing Joi Bangla Sound System down Bass Clef back in the 80s. The music , the vibe, the crowd. I knew then something new was going to happen, bringing together not just our origins – but where we find ourselves today.

Bobby Friction (DJ Presenter – BBC Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher changed British Music forever Haroon Shamsher changed Britain Forever

Jon Coxon ( SpringHeelJack/ Producer)
“Haroon was a musical agitator, with no respect for musical boundaries”

Mark Strippel (Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra / Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher continues to be an inspiration. He made a profound difference throughout his career, from the origins of Joi Bangla as a youth movement in the East End to the evolution into groundbreaking music collective Joi. The group changed the British music landscape and his cultural impact lives on today.”

Aki Nawaz ( Nation Records, Fun-Da-Mental )
Haroon was a hero and acknowledgement to him and Joi collective is a absolute Joy

Mushtaq Omar Uddin (Producer, Songwriter, Amy Winehouse, Skepta)
I remember his (Haroon’s) shyness, quietness and reluctance to limelight. Very loud qualities that most others in that microcosm seemed to lack. A true genius of his time. I used to look up to him.

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