Grime Or Not, Positivity Is The Way Forward (& Lupe's There Too)
Bashy and Lupe Fiasco will be among the stars gathering at The Clore Ballroom at London’s Royal Festival Hall on April 1st to celebrate the life of one of the twentieth century’s greatest figures, Martin Luther King Jr.
The event will be attended by the civil rights leader’s son, Martin Luther King III. "We are delighted to be able to bring the message of My Father's Dream: My Mission to our friends in London on this important occasion," said MLK III. He will be introduced onstage by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.
Artists confirmed for the event include Bashy, jazz pianist Trevor Watkiss while Lupe Fiasco will be headlining the event.
The evening starts at 12.30 pm and is a free, ticketed event. In the reception area, guests will be able to view a photographic exhibition of some of the leading figures in the civil rights and non-violent movements. For free tickets for the event register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading British playwright and actor, Kwame Kwei-Armah (you know, the dude from Casualty!) will be the host for the afternoon event. “I was honoured to be asked to host the Tribute to Martin Luther King," said Kwame. "It’s a testament to Dr.King’s legacy that 40 years later Londoners will be celebrating his life.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4th 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He left a lasting impression not only on his native America, but around the world as well. One of the most resonating events of the twentieth century was when Dr King delivered his “I have a dream speech” in 1963, to over two hundred thousands civil rights supporters, in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. In 1964, his efforts to end racial segregation and discrimination led to him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person receive this honour.