Love Music Hate Racism presents an evening of music, politics, culture and art to mark the launch of Richard Lees’ ‘This Is Hull! Rock Against Racism Posters 1979-82 exhibition’ on show Wednesday 3rd May at Richmix in the Mezzanine Gallery until the 26th May.
Hull Rock Against Racism got started in 1979, a bit after everyone else, when community activists, grassroots anti-racist campaigners and musicians (including Roland Gift!) came together to promote regular RAR gigs with local bands in the heart of West Hull.
Love Music Hate Racism is the continuation of the R ock Against Racism (RAR) movement of the late 1970s, which seeks to use music to unite people and promote antiracism.
The LMHR campaign has a renewed importance with the increase in islamophobia, anti-migrant racism and hostility towards refugees in Britain and across Europe. We think it is time to reignite our national movement against racism through music.
Come and join us to learn more about RAR/
’ photographic exhibition from Médecins Sans Frontières.
Full lists of acts and speakers on the night:
Holly Holden singer and songwriter)
BRASSTERMIND! 10-piece brass band
Cal Jader DJ/original ‘dancehall caballeros’
Richard Lees ‘This Is Hull! Rock Against Racism Posters 1979-82′ exhibitor
Roger Huddle co-founder of Rock Against Racism and author of Reminiscences of RAR
Dave Randall (musician and authour of ‘Sound System: The Political Power of Music’