Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the political and social order – and to prop up the status quo.
Dave Randall explores what makes music so powerful. In his talk, he’ll look at examples ranging from Beethoven to Beyoncé and pose the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few?
Dave Randall is a musician and activist. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums and toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor, Emiliana Torrini and many others.
Dave will be taking your questions and selling his book on the night.
7.30-9pm on Tuesday 15 August at Rye Wax. Free to attend.
“A deeply intelligent look at music and society. Thought provoking, readable and clever.” Mark Radcliffe (BBC 2 / 6Music)
About the book: https://www.facebook.com/soundsystembook/
About Dave Randall: http://www.randallmusic.net
About Rye Wax: http://www.ryewax.com