red letter | 23.10.2005 17:09 | Anti-racism
Respect for Black History
Sunday 30th October 2005
3pm til late, Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London SW9 6LH
Black history is a history of black struggle. This October Lambeth RESPECT pays homage to the rich history of black activists and of movements who have fought against racism and for black rights.
A unique blend of politics, culture and music: An afternoon of discussion and debate with speakers including Janet Alder, Weyman Bennett and Tokumbo Oke. An evening of spoken word, hip hop, funk and fusion with Tuggstar, Adrian Anthony, DJ Guy and Ex Central The Tempest & The New Cross Philharmonic.
Tickets £3/£5. For bookings or more information email Xanthe Whittaker on email@example.com or call 07886 014 205.
Tubes: Brixton, Oval. Buses: 133, 333, 59, 159.
We hope this will be a successful community event providing entertainment as well as education and addressing the issues that face Britain today as well as an evaluation and reflection on the past.
3pm The Real Roots of Poverty in Africa. In the aftermath of the make Poverty History and the G8 Summit in Edinburgh it's time to evaluate the farcical attempt by world leaders to address poverty in Africa. Tokumbo Oke presents an analysis of the causes of poverty in Africa that points to some real solutions for African people.
4pm Before Abu Ghuraib there was Kenya. African Liberation Support Network Campaign members will discuss the movement of Samburu and Masai women in Kenya who are organising against the systematic rape of Kenyan tribeswomen by British soldiers.
5pm Bob Marley: Roots Revolutionary. He took reggae, a musical form indigenous to Jamaica and popularised it across the world. More importantly, in the heady political atmosphere of the 1960s and 1970s he articulated the anguish and the optimism of the oppressed and exploited in a way that had universal appeal. With Brian Richardson.
6pm A conversation on Justice, Racism and Resistance in Britain. The panel includes Janet Alder and Weyman Bennett. Weyman Bennett is national secretary of Unite Against Fascism and veteran anti-racism activist. Alder has fought tirelessly for justice for her brother, Christopher Alder, who was killed in police custody in Hull.
7pm FILM: Strange Fruit is the dramatic story of America's past centred around one of the most influential protest songs ever written.
8pm Spoken Word by Tuggstar. At a time when redundant formulas are rife, the UK has a new champion verbalist on its team. Tuggstar is a lyrical warrior - an intriguing and exciting poet that epitomises everything African British.
Adrian Anthony Describing himself as an Afro-British musician, Adrian was weaned on Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. His music is a unique and subtle fusion of those styles and more. Regime change is his first Album aiming to present 'tomorrows music today'.
9pm DJ Guy. With an impressive and wide ranging set, DJ Guy will get you dancing, reminding us that contemporary black music doesn't start with Marvin Gaye and finish with gangsta rap.
10pm Ex Central The Tempest & The New Cross Philharmonic -13 piece hip hop impro set featuring Conscious the Sage & London's hotly taked about new female mc The Tempest.