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Call Mr Robeson - A life with songs
Fri 14 October 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
For Black History Month 2016 and Hate Crime Awareness Week
Wellingborough Afro-Caribbean Association (WACA) PRESENTS
Call Mr.Robeson: A life with Songs
in conjuction with Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council (NREC), UNISON, UNITE – the union, National Union of Teachers and Independent Socialists in Wellingborough
Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.
This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the US Senate House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s.
“(Tayo) Aluko does a fine job … First-rate … an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer” 4 Stars The Guardian
“A brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.” Dirt & Candy
“Expert characterisation and subtle evocative writing” Buzzcuts
Tickets purchased via this web-site (Eventbrite) are £6.00. Click TICKETS, above.
Tickets purchased on the day of the performance will be £8.00
Or tickets can be purchased from WACA and NREC (cash or cheque – payable to WACA)
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