RADICAL PASSION: Poet Faiz
FREE event, 27th June 2012 at Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

REAL WORLD JAZZ AND JUSTICE
FREE events, 17th-19th July 2012 at the Manchester Jazz festival

LIFTING THE LID is LIVE
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RADICAL PASSION: The Poetry Of Faiz

EVENT: An illustrated dialogue on the great Pakistani poet, writer, journalist and political activist, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with a new look at his internationalism.
By Mohsin Zulfiqar and Fabbeh Husein, editors of the book Elusive Dawn, plus live music by Aziz Zeria + friends / VJ visuals by Kooj Chuhan / chaired by Maya Chowdhry.
Weds 27th June 2012,  5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford Street, (behind Manchester Museum), University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester  M13 9PL, UK.
Full information at http://liftingthelid.org/events/radical-passion-the-poetry-of-faiz/
THIS EVENT IS FREE. Please confirm your attendance by contacting us via
tel: 0161 275 2920 or email: rrarchive@manchester.ac.uk
Light refreshments will be available.
Organised by a partnership between Lifting The Lid, Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and the South Asian People’s Forum

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National Black Writers Conference

Only 4 days to go to the National Black Writers Conference, where Kooj Chuhan from Lifting The Lid is chairing the panel on “Writing For Children & Diversity: Why Are So Few BME Writers Published In This Genre?”  Sat 24th … Continue reading

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British jazz history lecture online

Just came across a lecture on the history of UK jazz by Professor Norton York who taught Denys Baptiste among others, titled “Valuing British music – Jazz futures” (2007.  It is worth a read as its not too long or tough to read and, even if it is not very critical in itself, it could flag up some critical ideas after reading it:

http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/valuing-british-music-jazz-futures

(posted by Kooj)

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Governments order YouTube to censor protest videos

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This short article has been posted by a number of reputable protest groups, very critical issues worth reading about: “Forget copyright infringement, YouTube is now complying with removal orders from governments to stop populist rage going viral In a frightening … Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz Is Now! Pics + report of the event

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Here finally are some pictures of the event at the Manchester Mega Mela, followed by a brief report as produced for the Cornerhouse who gave us some commission funds towards this project. REPORT: THE IDEA – 2011 is the centenary … Continue reading

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Jazz Roots-Relevance links and texts

After a fantastic discussion at Manchester Jazz Festival yesterday which indelibly scraped the surface of the links between the roots of jazz and consciousness now, below are some texts that were read out last night along with their respective links … Continue reading

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FAIZ AHMED FAIZ IS NOW!
FREE event, 23rd July 2011 at Manchester Mela, Platt Fields

JAZZ ROOTS AND RELEVANCE
FREE event, 25th July 2011 at the Manchester Jazz festival

LIFTING THE LID is LIVE
We’re new, we’re about radical change – find out more about us.

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Jazz Roots and Relevance

Jazz Roots and Relevance by Lifting The Lid
6.15pm (90 mins), Monday 25th July, Manchester Jazz Festival’s Pavilion Teepee, Albert Square, Manchester
A lively and provocative discussion session about the roots of jazz – what resonance does it still have today for the issues which shaped its emergence – namely Black consciousness? – what exactly is its relevance today for both players and audiences from a multitude of backgrounds across the globe?

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz IS NOW!

Faiz Ahmed Faiz IS NOW! by Lifting The Lid
a FREE EVENT: Sat 23rd July 2011, Manchester Mela, Platt Fields Park, M14 6LW
A taste of the life and poetry of the renowned Pakistani poet Faiz and how he connects to international events and cultures. Presented together with multimedia projection, sounds, discussion and contributions from the audience and passing poets.

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