The music, of course, is pretty darn awesome. Live shows may have been mostly banned over the past year, but many of us have used this endlessly weird time to dig deep and rediscover the records that, really, really medium stuff for us. Because that’s music, isn’t it? It is something that can bring hope, comfort and inspiration even when things are going badly. And that, as they say, is damn awesome.
But you know who is probably the best person to tell you all about it? Craig David, for his part. And Nile Rodgers. And Eve. These are just three of the biggest names to appear in a new documentary, Together we hear, which we’re streaming exclusively today.
This short film, produced for the non-profit organization Peace One Day, features six renowned artists to talk about the role music has played in helping them find their voice – and engage on issues basic social and political. It is structured around three key conversations, between Nile Rodgers and Emeli Sandé; Craig David and Alicia Harley; and Eve and Mrs. Banks.
Do you know how influential the Notting Hill Carnival is has been in the scheme of British black music? What about the pioneering role Eve played in paving the way for women in rap? And sayD you know Rodgers envisioned Chic’s disco sound as a clever way to unite black and white audiences?
You’ll learn more about all of this and more in the brand new movie, which you can watch below.
Together We Hear is presented by Peace One Day and produced by Lipton in association with Time Out.
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