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Lara Lee, star of BBC's The Voice UK, joins rapper and activist Potent Whisper to release new single in opposition to the rapid gentrification of Brixton and London.
"The song Brixton First explicitly addresses the huge numbers of ongoing evictions, tripled rent prices and Lambeth Council's failure to act in the interest of the people it claims to represent. However, perhaps more importantly, the song highlights that these are issues we face not only in Brixton but in London as a whole. The song is a call for direct action across the capital, starting with Brixton" - Potent Whisper
The single, recorded at Jamm Studios in Brixton, is one in a line of arts pieces due to be released by the newly launched multi-arts community campaign 'Our Brixton' who in early April led a direct action at Foxtons estate agents on Brixton Road. Artists and local residents headed to Foxtons with sleeping bags and pillows where they staged a lie-in to highlight the displacement and homelessness that comes as a result of the ongoing evictions in the area.
The music video for the new single was filmed at the Reclaim Brixton demonstration on 25th April and produced by revolutionary video production company Global Faction, who boast 22+ million views on YouTube.
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