All throughout the month of March, make sure that you tune into the revolution on the UK’s best community radio station
As part of Ujima’s season of revolution, all throughout March, the UK’s best community radio station will be celebrating the movements, the people, and the music that has helped to shape positive change in our communities, this includes:-
Momentous moments and movements:
March is packed with an amazing array of anniversaries and international days and we’ll be marking them all, including:
On March 1st we’ll be saying “No” on World No Discrimination day. Then on March 2nd, we’ll be teaming up with the Festival of Ideas on World Book Day to discuss some of the books of mass instruction as well as giving you the chance to win a library of books. And on March 6th, it’s the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, so we’ll be remembering its first leader Kwame Nkrumah.
No revolution would be complete without the sisters picking up the mantle, so on March 8th as part of International Women’s Day, do tune into our all-female on-air takeover which includes marking the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking all female radio station – Fem Fm. We’ll also be replaying our highly successful Sisters With Voices live broadcast featuring a range of inspiring local female activists.
We’ve also teamed up with Bristol West Indies Cricket Club and The Caribbean Croft to celebrate the most important women in the world, our mothers. And if you’ve got a special message that you’d like to send to your mother text us on 07960240198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and then tune in on Mothering Sunday.
The soundtrack to revolution
March 9th is the 20th anniversary of the death of Biggie Smalls, so to celebrate his legacy, we dig deep into the audio archives to reminisce about his impact on hip hop.
Jazz has been the soundtrack to many revolutions, so on the 100th year anniversary of the recording of the first jazz record, we’ve partnered with Jazz100. As part of this we’ll be giving you the chance to win tickets to the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. Also to see Carleen Anderson as well as neo jazz pioneers Courtney Pine and Omar in the flesh. And we’re delighted to announce that we’ve also bagged an exclusive takeover with Courtney Pine, who will share his thoughts on all that jazz with the Mistri on March 18th from 4-6pm.
And of course you can rely on us to bring you a daily soundtrack of thought provoking songs that inspires positive change, hope and civic action. Why not text or tweet your soundtrack to revolution to 07960240198 or @ujimaradio
A cultural revolution
In 1807, Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807, the first piece of legislation to abolish slavery which happened in 1833. So on March 21st we’ll be marking International Slavery Remembrance Day as well as the 40th anniversary of author Alex Hayley’s Roots.
And in the run up to Africa Week(March we’ve teamed up with UWE and Spike Island for a live broadcast from an inspirational evening of African culture, music, art, food and talent on Thursday March 23rd from 6pm. This is a free event at Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Rd, Bristol BS1 6UX.
Themed around race, resistance and resolution on March 18th, join Ujima Radio and the Justice for Judah campaign for an inspired evening of powerful poetry, live music, short films, a social justice art exhibition and a 1-2-1 chat with Ras Judah about his inspirations, aspirations and intentions. There will also be an update on the campaign to monitor and hold the Police to account for the use of stop & search, force and taser’s. Join us from 5-9pm at the Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St. Easton.
And as part of Ujima Talks, we’ll be airing a special 2 hour broadcast to mark 50 years of the Black Panther Party with Bob Brown one of its founding members of the Chicago chapter. This is in partnership with the Malcolm X Movement.
We’ll also be digging into the audio archives to replay our highly successful Change is Gonna Come live broadcast, which celebrated the musical legacy of Sam Cooke.
We The People
- We wanna know who your heroes and sheroes of the revolution are and why?
- We wanna know what’s your sound track to revolution?
- We wanna know if you had the power what one thing would you change?
Text us on 07960240198, tweet @ujimaradio or email email@example.com.
And, from James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Kwame Nkrumah, Maya Angelou and CLR James to Roy Hackett, Paul Stephenson and Richard Hart, and Princess Campbell we’ll be championing national and local change makers.
Also we’ll be giving you the chance to meet change-makers such as Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and author Tiffany Dugu.