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Last updated:10 April 2017

Dave Randall talk - 'Sound System: the Political Power of Music'

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 19th Jul 2017

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Sound System is the story of one musician’s journey to discover what makes music so powerful. Years of touring, playing and protesting have given Dave Randall an insider’s view of the music industry, enabling him to shed light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture. The book, published by Pluto Press in March 2017, finds examples of music as a force of social change as well as something that has been used to keep people in their place throughout history.

From the Glastonbury Festival to the Arab Spring, Pop Idol to Trinidadian Carnival, Randall finds political inspiration across the musical spectrum and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interest of the many, rather than the few?

Dave Randall is a musician and activist. He was the former guitarist in Faithless and has toured the world playing guitar with Dido, Sinead O’Connor and many others.

This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - all welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.

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