Boots Riley & The Coup Live - Love Music Hate Racism
5th October 2012 1:56 pm Author: Soren Goard
Goldsmiths Students’ Union is proud to announce that in celebration of Black History Month and in association with Love Music Hate Racism we will be hosting a gig by American Hip-Hop band The Coup headed up by Boots Riley.
Coming all the way from Oakland California, The Coup will be playing at Goldsmiths as part of their European wide tour to promote their new album ‘Sorry to Bother You’. This will be their first show in London for more than 4 years, and the only London date on their tour.
The band are also involved in political campaigns with Boots Riley playing an active role in the recent Occupy Oakland movement. In the context of the global crisis and the fight against austerity we want to bring the spirit of those struggles onto campus.
As part of Black History Month Goldsmiths SU is proud to host an artist with an outspoken voice against racism and police brutality including the campaign around Trayvon Martin, which has parallels with Goldsmiths SU campaigns and our work on Defending the Right to Protest.
Since forming in 1990 the band, consisting of Boots Riley, Pam the Funkstress, Silk-E, B’Nai Rebelfront, Hassan Hurd, J.J Jungle and L.J Holoman, have released 6 albums of groundbreaking political hip-hop building a following around the globe.
The Coup will play at the Stretch at Goldsmiths SU on Monday 29th October. Tickets are available from the link below or from the union building itself.
Online Sales have now closed. Tickets are available on the door at £12.
If you did not collect your tickets prior to the event please bring your reciept to the event where your name will be on the door.
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