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Added 9th November 2018 by Abigail

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We Are Dynamite! Northern Carnival 1978

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Buzzcocks, X-O-Dus (Exodus), Kwasi, Bernie Wilcox (Rock Against Racism), Martin Ryan (Ghast Up!), Geoff Brown (Anti Nazi League), Louise Alderman
Alexandra Park
2018

The Northern Carnival against the Nazis, a rally and concert held on 15 July 1978 in Moss Side, Manchester, was a defining moment in establishing anti-racism in the city and beyond.

Dubbed ‘the day it became cool to be anti-racist’, the Carnival galvanised North West communities against racist groups, including the National Front. A rally of 15,000 people marched all the way from Strangeways prison to Alexandra Park joining a further 25,000 for an afternoon of music, dancing and unity.

Co-organised by Geoff Brown of the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) and Bernie Wilcox of Rock Against Racism (RAR), the Carnival featured incendiary live performances by pop-punk superstars Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse, the UK's leading reggae band of the period. Support came from Moss Side reggae band Exodus (later X-O-Dus) and China Street from Lancaster, who had released a single on EMI called ‘Rock Against Racism’.

This films tells the story of that day. It was shot and directed by Antony Morris and features interviews, with Exodus, Kwasi Asanti, Louise Alderman, Ramila Patel, Geoff Brown and Bernie Wilcox.
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