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The Bamboo Club Remembered on Ujima Radio

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On Monday 4pm we are proud to feature a special BBC Bristol’s Radio programme on The Bamboo Club. It is 50 years since its owners Tony and Lalel Bullimore opened one of the most famous landmarks in Bristol. The Bamboo Club was not just a nightclub; it was a social club, restaurant and one of Britain’s most famous live music venues where Desmond Dekker and Bob Marley performed. It was also home to many Bristolians newly arrived in the country from the Caribbean known as the Windrush Generation as well as many white Bristolians drawn to the Bamboo Club by the music and atmosphere.  
 
BBC Bristol say ‘It is a portrait of one of Bristol’s most famous nightspots and one of the first in the country to cater for West Indians’
 
Tune in at 4pm on the Old Skool Cruising Show with the G-Man AKA Roger Griffith. We will have some clips of the show talk to BBC Bristol producer Pete Simson plus Ujima Poet in residence Lawrence Hoo will be in the house with readings and thoughts from the event held last week at St Pauls Learning Centre.
 
Our thanks to BBC Bristol.
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