Sing for Windrush
Seeing as so many people are prepared to come out and clap for the NHS we're creating a similar event to show solidarity with the Windrush generation and black community, and take a stand against the hostile environment and white supremacy.
Come together to sing 'Electric Avenue' out in the street
What we're looking to do is for people to come out into the street or estate to sing a rendition of Eddy Grant's 'Electric Avenue' a capella. Links to the lyrics is below. It doesn't matter whether you can sing well or not so well, it's just important that you get out there and sing. Please stick to our recommended social distancing of 2.5 metres (allowing for the projection caused through singing). Be loud, be subversive, be rude.
The day and time
We've decided that this is to be sung on Saturdays at 5.15pm sharp, which is the time when the hostilities began between the Metropolitan Police and the black community in Brixton back in 1981. Please be committed to our non-violent but subversive stand. Enough black people have been murdered or 'disappeared' already without further provoking any other hostility.
Note that I'm connected to the Grant family having appointed Eddy's cousin Dee Grant, a professional actress, as one of my stage directors for my comedies. She's a massively underrated actress and is one of the public faces of Qultura, which is in no way "white-washed" as a community. We are solidly committed to total inclusivity of the human species and we're determined to dissolve the entire equality agenda and labelling which is a virulently nasty tradition from our brutal and oppressive colonial past.
Return to inclusivity, community and empathy
Understand that without the black community and immigrants there would not have been any NHS, social security system, public transport, Royal Mail or public sector. There would also not be modern music, spicy food and so many other things which make our lives enjoyable, pleasurable or easier.
This is not cake. Giving the black community equal rights by releasing them from the 'black label' we also release white people from the 'white' label and the premise is based on the recognition of human consciousness as the core of our identity. This is how we achieve solidarity, and from what we can see it's the only way.Download the lyrics to Eddy Grant's 'Electric Avenue' (PDF)