In the wake of Channel 4's Badass TV, BBC2 offers another Friday night show dedicated to afro-centric culture. The Vibe (11.15pm) is a weekly quiz that tests contestants knowledge of Black music. Eight teams of three contestants will attempt to answer questions on soul, ragga, rap, jungle, reggae, gospel and jazz.
Lisa I'Anson takes time out from her disc/video-jockey duties, with Radio 1 and MTV respectively, to put two competing teams through their paces. Proffered as the ultimate nightclub, contestants will be required to display considerable amounts of concentration, to differentiate between Ice T and Ice Cube, while guest artists perform for the studio audience.
In this fantasy black music club, the legends and stories of black musical history will be on display in the form of archive material. The Supremes, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and James Brown will all feature... any candidates successfully negotiating their way past this arduous plethora of questions will no doubt be appearing on Mastermind in the near future.
Teams from all over the country will be represented in Britain's first Black music quiz. What is the glittering prize for the winning contestants? I hear you cry... A trip to the Caribbean of course, where the lucky winners can leisurely spend some time revising for the next series.
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