N4, Finsbury Park. Free
London's free anti-racist music festival, Rise: London United Against Racism,
will take place on Sunday 15 July 2007 at Finsbury Park. Featuring acts
from the world of hip-hop, indie, pop, jazz and reggae.
12 noon - 8pm.
Rise is Europe's biggest anti-racist music festival, and is one of the
'don't miss' events on the festival circuit this summer. Whether you're
looking to show your support to fight racism or just wanting a great
free day out, it's the place to be!
This annual anti-racist festival, organised by the Mayor of London, celebrates the diversity of this great city, with an eclectic mix of indie, hip-hop, sould, rock and world music, there really will be something for everyone.
Skatalites (ska pioneers)
Multi-instrumentalist singer Frankie Paul, often referred to as the 'Jamaican Stevie Wonder' and award-winning Hip Hop / R&B star 2Face from Nigeria.
Senegalese 8-piece band Lolou and the Zawose Family from East Africa
King Masco from Sierra Leone and award-winning Dorothy Masuku, one of the most influential popular jazz artists in South Africa.
BIG CUBA FIESTA & EL BARRIO LATINO
Movimientos DJs Arias & Springfield
Club Clandestino DJs
Cuban dance performances and workshops
Digame and Artery Arts children's workshops
Gurbaksh Matharu & Navinderpal Singh (Classical Indian Music)
Kalaimamani Nandini (Classical Indian Music)
Aneesa Chaudhry (Jazz-Indian fusion)
Dhol Academy - traditional Indian dhol drumming group.
Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
- Palestine's seminal and acclaimed rap band, who have been attracting
international attention today. Through their music DAM prove that rap
is a fantastic tool to forge identity and build strength and hope in
our acutely discriminating world.
Koma Sersi - a Kurdish band from Turkey, made up of refugees, who sing in the native language of 40 million Kurds.
Mecca2Medina - The UK's first and most successful Muslim hip-hop and ragga group
There will also be live comedy and the annual Rise Poetry Slam organised in
conjunction with the Poetry Society, plus the Underground Stage. There
will be a children's play area, food and drink, exhibitions and arts and crafts. This year will see Union City, bringing together the DJ Bus with hip hop DJs from the Trojan Sound System, a bar, and trade unions stalls, offering information for members and people wanting to find out more.
The Rise Festival is at Finsbury Park, London, N4
The entrances to Finsbury Park are located on Seven Sisters Road.
Tube and Train - Piccadilly Line and National Rail to Finsbury Park Station.
(The Victoria line will be closed between Brixton - Highbury &
Islington. Please remember to allow extra time for your journeys and
plan your route before leaving home.)
Buses to Finsbury Park Bus Station: 4,19, 29, 106,153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7