Conversations at the Chapel – Joe Boyd

Upstairs at the Chapel

Wednesday 26th June 2024, 7.30pm

In conversation with Alastair Laurence.

Joe Boyd is the legendary producer of Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, R.E.M, Fairport Convention, Cubanismo, Toots and the Maytals, Toumani Diabete, Taj Mahal, Billy Bragg and numerous others. His latest book is called And the Roots of Rhythm Remain: A Journey Through Global Music. This epic work is the result of a lifetime travelling the globe, producing and immersing himself in music.

He has witnessed first-hand the growing popularity of music from Africa, India, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe since the 1960s and was one of the protagonists of the ‘world music’ movement of the 1980s. In this sweeping history he sets out to explore the fascinating backstories behind these sounds.

Joe Boyd also founded and ran the Hannibal label for twenty years. His film productions include Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace. A memoir White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960’s was published in 2006 to wide critical acclaim.


Alastair Laurence, who is curating this series, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny. In recent years Alastair has made films about The Battle of the Somme, a history of British Photography and the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot.


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