Money might make the world go around, but Rock Against Racism hopes that music can bring the people of the world together. A free day of mixed musical styles is Liverpool's attempt to prove this is true.
YOUNG PEOPLE United by MUSIC in the FIGHT AGAINST RACISM
On Saturday 13th September the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism & Fascism (MCARF) was established from a meeting of local TUCs, unions, students and church and community groups to fight racism and fascism and to ensure Merseyside remains a “Nazi Free Zone”
On Thursday 27th November MCARF will be officially launched with a FREE music event entitled “LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM at the Barcelona Bar, Renshaw Street Liverpool. The event aims to bring people together from all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion or colour. Bands and artists with different sounds are uniting in the fight against racism and offer a vibrant celebration of our multi-cultural and multi-racial society. The event starts with a Dry Bar for 13-17yrs from 5.30.p.m. to 8.30pm. and includes youth bands and artists from the Merseyside area. The line-up includes a mix of music styles and artists. Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs have been invited to come along and speak to the youngsters on racism.
Music is proof that cultures can and do mix. We can see this through today’s pop music charts. Music unites us, while racism seeks to divide us. The event aims to teach people of all ages that racism is not cool and that music can help us combat it. The aim of the Dry Bar event is to bring different cultures together at a young age. Through the variety of styles of music at this event, the young people will see that different cultures can become united.
The event is a chance for Merseyside youth from all backgrounds to promote themselves and unite their audience through a diversity of musical styles.
At 8:45pm, the doors re-open for the main event for 18+s. The line up for this section includes a whole host of celebrities interested in using music in the war on racism.
Today’s youth is tomorrow’s world. By educating people at a young age we hope to win the war against racism.
The line up for the Dry Bar event includes
Tiny Tin Lady – solo acoustic artist from St Helens,
Imad Ali – from Wavertree with his R&B & soul performance,
Lucy Styles – a pop solo singer from Anfield who at times reminds you of Alicia Key
Faye – energetic singer & dancer from Rice Lane
Zuko – an indie-rock band from the Wirral,
Fade 2 – a hip-hop and R&B act from Toxteth and
Oqun – a rock-metal band from Orrell Park.
The line up for the over 18’s event includes
The Bandits – a well loved indie rock band from Liverpool & founders of the Bandwagon
The Shakti – The North West’s most successful hip hop group
Curtis Watt (known as “CZERO”) – Local Black Poet – rap and riddle
Spycatcha (of Radio City fame)
Chibuku DJ’s – Dom Chung
Steve Parry (3Beat, Cream)