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Day: April 4, 2017

75% #OUTOF100 – David Rodigan: My Life In Reggae, An Autobiography

DJ David Rodigan embraced reggae music since the 1970s and his autobiography is a record of a wealth of history about a globally influential genre. Rodigan: My Life In Reggae reads as a potted history of the musical genre, starting with chapters titled Bob Marley and The Birth of Sound System, on to Toasting, Lovers Rock and Dancehall, to finish with Dubstep and his pathway into new endeavours with the chapter New Roots. These chapters trace Rodigan’s life as it becomes entwined – and is good signposting into the evolution of reggae music in the UK. Rodigan’s passionate embrace...

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If He’s Not Your Negro, Then Whose Is He? – A Reflection of James Baldwin

Today’s western, racial politics reminds us that we need activists as much as we ever did but it has to develop in order to tread the new terrain. The ground has shifted. James Baldwin, in remembering him in all his entirety adds credibility and most importantly, viability to contemporary activism which includes the full spectrum of blackness.

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***Competition*** Win 1 of 2 Pairs of Tickets to BFI UK Premiere of Guerrilla Starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto & Babou Ceesay

Sky Atlantic’s epic new series Guerrilla will premiere as part of the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival Closing Night Gala – 8pm, Sunday 9th April 2017 at the BFI Southbank. Coming to Sky Atlantic this April. Guerrilla is a drama series about politically active lovers Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and their friends as the political becomes personal. Based in 1970s London, the group of activists go head-to-head with a racist police force who are dedicated to crushing them. Created by Oscar-winning John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime), with Idris Elba co-starring and executive producing. Guests...

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