Tuesday 22 September 2009

Riot in a Notting Hill

"Now you're seeking someone to give a the blame ..." sing The Pioneers in their track Riot In A Notting Hill. The 1976 carnival ended in a riot which apparently was sparked by the arrest of a suspected pickpocket, though there are several other views. In pop culture the riot is remembered for inspiring The Clash's White Riot. But many others see it as being more significant for raising the whole issue of racial discrimination and bringing elements of the black community together. The riot also inspired this track by calypsonian Lord Tokyo ...

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