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Bringing communities together through music


Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) uses the energy and vibrancy of the music scene to promote unity and celebrate diversity through education and events. Our message is simple, there is more that unites us than divides us; and nothing demonstrates this more than music.

Whatever the genre, music is living testimony to the fact that cultures can and do mix. Music has the power to unite, to give strength and to effect positive social change.

Racism, on the other hand, weakens us; it creates barriers and turns friends and neighbours against one another. Sadly, racism is on the rise in the UK and internationally. We believe that if we work together we can harness the power of music to stop this destructive force in its tracks.

Our aim is to use the power of music to bring together individuals and communities in a beautiful resistance against bigotry and hatred. Join the movement. Get involved. Subscribe to our mailing list. Follow us on social media.

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Help stand up to racism


August sees the return to the streets of one of the UK’s most important cultural celebrations, the Notting Hill Carnival. Love Music Hate Racism and Smokey Joe Roadshow will be warming up with a pre-party at Grow, Hackney on Wednesday 23rd August. Come along to this special night with a line-up representing the best of […]

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Festival to celebrate 20 years Love Music Hate Racism 23 July Parsloes Park

This year, Love Music Hate Racism is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an antiracism campaign with a packed calendar of events, highlighting the continued value of utilising music in the fight against racism. On Saturday, 23rd July Love Music Hate Racism is partnering with Barking and Dagenham Council to celebrate its anniversary by putting on the One Borough Festival at Parsloe […]

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