UPRISE AGAINST RACISM

UpRise Against Racism
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UPRISE AGAINST RACISM



27 Monday 27th September 2010

London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, with over 300 languages spoken and 43 percent of the population being of non-British heritage, we think this is something to be proud of. UpRise Festival celebrates our cultural diversity and spreads the message of anti-racism, carrying on the legacy of London's Rise festival which started in 1996 but was sadly cancelled last year despite protests.  Racism is still prevalent, and we need to recognise this and confront it.  UpRise is back this year in Finsbury Park on Sunday October 3.

The musical line up includes the world's most famous (and possibly only?) fluteboxer (that's beat-boxing with a flute, of course) Nathan “Flutebox” Lee, beat-boxer WanDan, reggae folk singer-songwriter Natty, genre-boundary-breaking United Vibrations - who describe themselves as 12-tone ska, fusing influences from drum 'n' bass to hip-hop to Afro-beat. British bashment/dancehall rapper and Roots Manuva protégé, Jimmy Screech. Sultry R 'n' B songstresses Imaani and Sanchita Farruque. Slick American pop duo the Insomniax put an electro flavour to classic R 'n' B. Step 13 play their unique fusion of drum 'n' bass, rock, and jungle; while Aruba Red brings her soft vocal style to roots reggae and dub. Get lost in the Afro grooves of Yaaba Funk's Ghanian-Brixton drum rhythms or the Afro-Brazilian percussion of Maracatu Estrela do Norte. Chill out to the beautiful harp-like melodies of traditional Gambian griot musician Jally Kebba Susso. DJs Rita Ray and Ritu provide a soundtrack of Afrobeat, rock, reggae, bhangra, Bollywood, and everything in between; while Urban Nerds resident Ordio Kid mixes the best in modern dubstep, grime, and UK garage.

 
Of course there's more than just music, visual arts and speeches will keep you entertained and inspired, and bars and food stalls will keep your belly full. If all that hasn't persuaded you to go, admission is free!

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