Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70s through the 80s, 90s and well into the millennium.
His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C and The Institute of Contemporary Art in London and he was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.
In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.
He came to notoriety in the late 70s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.
It was as a DJ at the first punk club 'The Roxy' in 1977, that made his first film 'The Punk Rock Movie' w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.
He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton.
His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ project and has made feature films including the legendary Jamaican movie 1997’s ‘Danchall Queen’.
Along with his autobiography ‘Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers’ released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film ‘Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread’ in 2010.
He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called 'Culture Clash Radio' and still DJ's nationally and internationally.
Letts will be performing at Charters courtesy of Eclectic Ballroom on May 20.
Tickets cost £15 anddDoors open from 10pm to 3am.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.