June 5 2017 Rock Against Racism: How Music And Culture Can Build Unity (Dave Randall)
Dave is a left-leaning musician with Faithless and Slovo and author of ‘Sound System – The Political Power Of Music’ (Pluto Press 2017). He tells the story of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement – in the 1970s, the left was faced with a rising far right in the shape of the National Front. After Eric Clapton made comments praising Enoch Powell, a new initiative was launched to use the rock and pop world to bring together people to fight racism. Rock Against Racism proved key in beating back the fascist tide. Four decades on, we now face a post-Brexist racist surge and a new need to build movements that can counter racist bigotry. Dave highlights what part can music and culture play in this fight.
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