Tuesday, 26 April 2011
LETTER TO THE GRIME SCENE FROM YOUTH FOR SMILEY CULTURE
Facebook event page HERE
Brother Akala, Durrty Goodz and sister Roxxxan are all CONFIRMED for this event
TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE GRIME SCENE
A Call for Justice for Smiley Culture
Dear Brothers and Sisters
We are writing to you as the torch bearers of our inter-generational struggle in this country to be accepted for who we are, not what the system wants us to be.
Smiley Culture’s cultural legacy in his MCing/toasting and tracks were important victories for us to forge our own proud Black, working class identity in the face of the racist education system, the judiciary, the police and media.
We are writing to you because you are the continuation of the struggle of Smiley Culture to forge our own rights here in this land, which is now our homes.
Smiley Culture was another victim of the racist attack on all of us. We write to you to generally join the campaign for justice for Smiley Culture and all those killed in police custody. But also we invite you to come and perform and share your thoughts at the ‘Youth for Smiley Culture’ event taking place on Saturday 7th May in central London, organised with the support of the Smiley Culture family.
This will be an event which will celebrate our achievements culturally in this country, Smiley Culture’s role in this our common story, and also to seek the truth, demand justice and organise ourselves so the powers that be know they cannot hold down our culture, be it Reggae or Grime, and we will raise our voices for justice loud and clear.
If you are up for performing and supporting this event, please contact Asad Raja on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sons of Malcolm
07854 147 868