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National Portrait Gallery Friday Lates with Guest DJ Edward Adoo

National Portrait Gallery Friday Lates with Guest DJ Edward Adoo

Known for his opinionated views on TV and dulcet tones on the radio, BBC Broadcaster Edward Adoo shares his ultimate Michael Jackson soundtrack with originals, re-edits and other artists who reflected the sound and influence of MJ including  Loose Ends, Soul II Soul and Cameo.

Edward says: Michael Jackson was an inspiration to every child growing up in the ‘80s. I was mesmerised by his dance moves but terrified by his menacing character in the Thriller video. I was also intrigued as to how he managed to transform his image and look after ‘Thriller’ in the ‘Bad’ video. He was also a trend-setter. He opened the door for contemporary black music to be preserved and respected to the highest degree.

Edward Adoo is a London based Broadcaster, Writer, DJ and Voiceover Artist. He has a weekly show on BBC Three Counties and appears regularly on BBC Radio London, 6 Music and World Service. Ed often appears on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, London Live and 5 News. Ed’s versatile approach to journalism is passionate and direct. His authored pieces on the anniversary of former headmaster Philip Lawrence were both aired on BBC Two’s Daily Politics and BBC London News. Ed also writes freelance pieces for Evening Standard, Broadcast, Media Week, The Independent, Telegraph and Huffington Post. Ed’s voiceover work can be heard across all networks from narrating documentaries on BBC Three, to ITV promos and adverts. As a social commentator Ed explores culture, arts, politics, diversity and youth culture. As a music tastemaker he champions new artists through BBC Introducing and discovers new artists and producers which he often plays in his weekly DJ sets across London. Details:  24 August 2018, 18:00 Main Hall  Free. Image credit: Courtesy of Edward Adoo

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