6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Raves, riots, revolutions. Music has often been used to unsettle the most fundamental political and social conventions, to challenge the status-quo, but also as a tool for manipulation and propaganda. What makes music so powerful? And whose interests does it serve? After years of touring, playing and protesting, Dave Randall makes the case for music and social change. From Beethoven to Beyoncé, from the Glastonbury Festival to the Arab Spring, Pop Idol to Trinidadian Carnival, Schoenberg to Skrillex, he finds political inspiration across the musical world and poses a daring question: how can we make music serve the interest of the many rather than the few? Join the conversation.
Dave Randall is a guitarist, producer and composer, as well as a writer and political activist. He’s contributed to multi-million selling albums by Dido and toured the world a number of times performing with UK dance act Faithless. Playing credits include also Sinead O’Connor, Tom Jones, Emiliana Torrini, 1 Giant Leap, Passenger, Roland Gift, Tom Robinson Band and many others. He has played at most of the world’s major festivals and music TV shows.
Sound System – The Political Power of Music (2017)
Dave Randall’s website