The REP To Host A Free Panel Discussion On Marley's Legacy
Join us for a unique panel discussion with Kwame Kwei-Armah director, writer and producer of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical.
Race Resistance And Reggae: Marley's Legacy is a completely free event taking place on Thursday 16 March, 6pm. The panel will be hosted by Sic'Nis, the presenter of Birmingham's No1 weekly Black Arts and Culture show on NewStyle 98.7FM.
Kwame will be joined by Brian Richardson author of the Bob Marley biography Roots, Reggae and Revolution and local Birmingham Handsworth reggae legend Basil Gabbidon, founder member of Steel Pulse. Brian and Basil will enrich the discussion by reflecting on the impact of Marley's legacy in Britain and Birmingham from the 70s to today.
It wasn't just Jamaica on the brink of massive social division in the 1970s. In Britain the rise of the National Front, the introduction of "sus laws," racist attacks and murders all presented a threat not seen since the 1930s.
The politically conscious lyrics of Reggae alongside movements such as Rock Against Racism, punk, ska and "two-tone" originating in Coventry, were to change the face of the British social and musical scene for a generation.
There will be a brief Q&A following the speakers.
This event has been initiated by Geoff Dexter a student at Birmingham City University in partnership with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre with assistance from Stand Up To Racism and Love Music Hate Racism to coincide with UN anti racism day.
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