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The Windrush dance revolution that transformed Britain – from Birmingham's basements to Notting Hill carnival

By 'H' Patten, Associate Lecturer in African Caribbean Dance, Goldsmiths, University of London
Growing up in Birmingham in the early 1960s, I am part of the African Caribbean generation that migrated to Britain between the 1940s and 1980s. Commonly known as the “Windrush generation”, our arrival in the UK marked a significant turning point in the country’s social, artistic and economic landscape.

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