The Specials pictured in the Eighties with Terry Hall, Lynvall Golding, Jerry Dammers
, Neville Staples, Sir Horace Gentleman
Inspired by the work of Afrofuturist artists, writers and musicians the event has been devised by Writing On the Wall, Next Stop New York and Afrofutures_UK Madeline Heneghan, co-director of Writing on the Wall, says: "It's a huge event for us to be bringing Jerry Dammers
, one of the UK's most innovative musicians, to Liverpool.
In April 2014, Dammers
received the South African Companions of OR Tambo Order silver award, a national honour, for his role in the antiapartheid movement.
* Boss Sounds and 100% Overproof present Jerry Dammers
DJ set plus Nick Newcome, Saturday, October 10, 8pm, [pounds sterling]10 advance from the venue or pay on door.
Amnesty - formerly Amnesty International - wants to find the next generation of protest singers And Dammers
, 58, from Coventry, certainly has all the qualifications.
, founder of the multiracial English ska-punk band The Specials later renamed The Special AKA, wrote Free Nelson Mandela in 1984 and it instantly became the unofficial hymn for the international anti-apartheid movement.
The reformed band are two members short of the classic lineup, with songwriter Jerry Dammers
and second singer Neville Staples out of the picture.
Those unsated can head back to World Headquarters for an aftershow DJ set by none other than former Special, Jerry Dammers
On their website, "Music Creativity Through Technology" (musiccreativity.org), university music professors Rick Dammers
and David Williams have dubbed this population "NTMs"--nontraditional music students--or the "Other 60 Percent."
Although London-based Hall is feeling more complete these days, the reformed band is currently missing an original member, keyboard player Jerry Dammers
Only Jerry Dammers
missed out, but this packed-out show was a triumph.
Some veteran stars of the earlier carnivals were also performing this time, such as Jerry Dammers
of the Specials and Poly Styrene of X-Ray Specs, and Tony Benn (yes, really!).
The Neath politician rallied with Pete Doherty and Jerry Dammers
from the Specials at the Unite Against Fascism conference in London.
The heated exchanges between Finance Ministers are, according to Secretary-General of the International Primary Market Association (IPMA) Cliff Dammers
, a product of national protectionism from Member States who do not want to see their companies going off and raising capital in other EU markets.
The others, led by keyboardist-writer Jerry Dammers
, became Special AKA, which scored big with the anthem "Free Nelson Mandela."