Standing room only as LMHR music panel discusses ‘Music and the Masses’

Love Music Hate Racism was joined by a packed crowd last Saturday (20 Oct) as our guest panel discussed ‘Music and the Masses’ the role music can play in the fight against racism. The panel took place at the Stand Up To Racism international conference, in central London, which 1400 people attended throughout the day.

Speakers at the LMHR meeting included musicians Lowkey, Deelush, Zara Sykes and Dave Randall alongside Rock Against Racism co-founder Roger Huddle. There was a broad consensus about the power music has to bring people together but different tactics were put forward for engaging with music fans.

The importance of local LMHR groups was highlighted by contributions from representatives of Leeds and Sheffield Love Music Hate Racism. It was also argued that local live music venues across the country can play a role in creating community hubs for antiracist to organise.

Deelush addressing the crowd on Saturday

Lowkey speaking on how cultural movements can be more effective