Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Fun-da-mental: This Thursday, 17th August, Aki Nawaz, lead singer of the radical rap band 'Fun-da-mental', will be at the 'rampART Social Centre' in East London to debate Islamophobia, racisim and the health of free speech and democracy in the UK.
If you can't make it, but would like to check out the debate, you will be able to watch it live online via Indymedia UK (details below)
Joining Aki Nawaz on the platform will be renowned human rights lawyer Louise Christian, Natacha Atlas, Ken Fero of Injustice Films, Shahrar Ali of the Green Party and John Pandit of Asian Dub Foundation.
SUICIDE BUM RAP
The 'Sun' calls him the "suicide bomb rapper", MPs want him arrested and his
record company refuses to support his latest album. 'All is War (the Benefits of G-Had)', is causing a storm with its direct political lyrics dealing with terrorism, war, Muslim identity and western hypocrisy.
BANNED BY RADIO 1 - IT'S GOT TO BE A HIT
'All is War (the Benefits of G-Had)' has provoked outrage from politicians and the press, prompting Radio 1 to ban it from its playlist, and the distributors to declare it "too hot to handle". In other words it is an almost perfect piece of work!
Organised by 'Red Pepper' magazine, the event will begin with a forty minute film followed by debate, and then an exclusive premiere of the video for suicide bomber song.
The venue is the squatted social centre in Rampart Street, off Commerical Road.
See www.rampart.co.nr for details and directions. Seating is limited so arrive on time.
The event will be streamed live via indymedia on rampART radio. You can listen to the audio by tuning into rampART radio using your favorite audio player. To watch the live video feed, download the VideoLAN (VLC) media player and tune in to http://radio.indymedia.org:8000/rampART.ogg
Further details from: www.redpepper.org.uk - www.rampart.co.nr