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Adventures In Sound And Music 2 February 2012

This week's show revisits Black Power and the sounds of racial consciousness through the prism of Pat Thomas's new work Listen, Whitey! Thomas's book chronicles many lost and forgotten recordings of Black Power, from speeches and discussions to collaborations between poets, thinkers and musicians. We'll be listening to rare sounds from the Motown sublabel Black Forum and Flying Dutchman, discussing records of the era by Amiri Baraka and Elaine Brown, and reflecting on the echoes of Black Power in rare music by Whiteys including John and Yoko, Bob Dylan and Roy Harper.

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