From Manchester to the Mississippi

You’ve seven days to listen again to From Manchester to the Mississippi in which CP Lee, himself a Manchester institution, explains the pivotal role a unique concert at Chorlton-cum Hardy train station played in introducing music of black origin to Britain. Strangely they keep referring to Chorltonville, the nearby former garden city, but Continue reading

Black Panther Emory Douglas & the Art of Revolution, Urbis, Manchester

‘The “dangerous class”, lumpenproletariat, the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of the old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.’ Continue reading