Barking college students to pefrom revolutionary songs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 November 2013

Students rehearse classic protest songs

Students rehearse classic protest songs


A revolution is taking place this week at the Broadway theatre as students from Barking and Dagenham College explore the history of the protest song.

Students rehearse classic protest songsStudents rehearse classic protest songs

Performing arts students will perform ’33 revolutions per minute’ on Thursday, a musical journey through some of the genres’ finest examples.

Inspired by a best-selling book by Dorian Lynskey, the production will play like a multi-track album of music that has helped bring about social or political change.

Featuring classic hits including Bob Marley’s Get up stand up, Green Day’s Holiday and Tupac’s Ghetto Gospel, the night will combine fascinating insight with high-quality live music.

And the college’s head of music Delroy Harrison insists rehearsals could not be going any better.

“I’m really proud of the hard work that’s been put in by the students,” he said.

“This won’t be like any other college performance, this will be industry-standard and I really believe the audience are in for a treat.”

The show came about as a project designed to expand student’s knowledge of the world around them and explore how music can influence their world.

It will feature all first and second year music students while first year technical theatre students will be in charge of all things backstage and front of house.

However in addition to being a whole a lot of, the night will also form part of their compulsory diploma coursework.

From the fall of racial segregation in America to the release of Nelson Mandelea from a South African prison, protest songs have had a profound impact on global social history.

So come and support the students this week and get up and stand up, for you know what is right.

For more information and to book call 02085075607.

Tickets £10/ £6 conc /£3 BDC students

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