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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.

LMHR is kicking off its 2019 activity with a fortnight of coordinated activities in the run up to United Nations Anti-Racism day on the 21st March 2019.  

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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Crowdfunder: Help LMHR join the carnival parade

This summer Love Music Hate Racism aims to spread our positive message and make a big splash at Notting Hill Carnival with a float in the parade, in collaboration with veteran band Smokey Joe Roadshow and the National Education Union (NEU). We need to raise £10,000 to secure a carnival float. You can help us make […]

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Anaïs shares her experiences with discrimination growing up in America

Who were your influences, were their any cultural differences to yours?   A – I grew up listening to a lot of India Arie, Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, a lot of really powerful black women that used their art and platform to empower us. In this case, I would say that as black female creatives […]

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