This weekend a new show will open at the LondoNewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, telling the story of the trio of artists and musicians, the Hollywood Africans. This will include artwork from their last surviving member, Toxic, along with film, images and music that cover the cultural surroundings of the artists from their time in New York to LA

Linking the legendary Expressionist/Primitivist painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat with Hip Hop artists, Rammellzee and Toxic in the 1980s, the Hollywood Africans' name was initially a sociopolitical reaction to the negative portrayals of black people that they had encountered in American cinema. They went on to make striking contributions to their scenes with forms of 'street' art and music that forced people to take notice, making this show a document of a hugely influential multimedia movement.

Exhibition runs: 16th – 24th February

Open: Mon – Fri 10 – 18, Sat/Sun 11 – 19

Admission: Free

Website: www.londonewcastle.com