Episode 31 of #SpeakUpThursday is much different than previous shows. This show is conversation taken from a live panel that took place in the LMHR Tent at our free festival in Dagenham. The panel was chaired by Lois Browne and the panelist were author of ‘Babylon is Burning’ Rick Blackman, Rock Against Racism Co-Founder / author of Reminiscents of RAR Roger Huddle, and one of the true leaders of LMHR, Zak Cochrane. Each person shares knowledge about anti racism in music and culture before taking questions from the audience.

#speakupthursday airs every other Thursday at Noon on sohoradiolondon.com

Episode 30 of #SpeakUpThursday we were joined by co-founder, chief executive and Artistic Director of Jazz re:freshed Justin McKenzie along with musician and Jazz Refreshed Event Producer, Tess Hirst. Jazz re:freshed is a music movement which started back in 2003. In 2021 they continue their tradition of challenging elitism and prejudice within jazz music while putting together world class live shows as well as releasing incredibly fresh and boundary pushing musical artist on their very own record label. Jazz re:freshed is a truly inspirational independent music organisation which has gained international acclaim. On this episode we had the pleasure of listening to a playlist of all Jazz re:freshed artist and having a long-overdue chat.

For the 29th episode of #speakupthursday we were joined by the one and only Eliane Correa. Whether you’ve seen live her with her group Eli y La Evolucion, En el Aire Project, Wara or on a world tour with Hans Zimmer, you would know that this women is the real deal. On this Cuban Music Special Eliane takes us through some of the cuban music that inspires her and we talk about the current state of affairs on the island. #SpeakUpThursday airs live on Soho Radio every other Thursday at Noon GMT then lives forever on mixcloud.com

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