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Blackout Day Music from Radio 1 and Radio 1xtra


Black Empowerment Playlist to us is a reminder of the talent and strength we need to tap into when the world around us is going mad.

by Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 2 June 2020 10:40

BBC Radio 1Xtra honoured “Blackout Tuesday” with a day of music and programmes dedicated to discussing the Black Lives Matter protests across the US.

George Floyd protests: BBC Radio 1Xtra hosts day of programming dedicated to ‘black empowerment’ Listeners were encouraged to share their thoughts on the protests

On Tuesday (2 June), the network 1xtra, which traditionally plays black music, featured a playlist focussed on “black empowerment, pride and identity” curated by Dotty, Yasmin Evans and Mista Jam, following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck.

1Xtra aired an extended special of 1Xtra Talks, which will saw Seani B and DJ Ace discuss the events surrounding Floyd’s death, the protests in the US and wider race issues, with listeners encouraged to call in and share their own views.

Speaking about the show, DJ Ace said: “This is a conversation that is long overdue. It’s sad that it’s taken recent events to make it happen but I’m more than ready to help facilitate a platform for dialogue, a chance to vent pain and frustration and hopefully a catalyst to spark some change.”

The BBC has said that all DJs across its music stations The BBC said all DJs across its pop music stations “will be supported should they wish to use the day to focus on their community” and that “all individual views across the stations will be respected”.

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Some of the leading names in the music industry are currently taking part in “Blackout Tuesday”, pledging to take “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” using the hashtag: “#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED.”

Source: independent.co.uk

We were driving home on the night of 2nd June, and were stunned by the powerful conscious music which was coming from Radio 1 DJ’s who were given license to be black and play black. And that is what they did. Uplifting tunes raised our spirits.,

The latest playlist from BBC 1xtra Black Empowerment day can be heard here… https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kpdq hosted by Mr Jam on 7th July 2020.

Here is the playlist.

Richie Havens
Going Back To My Roots

Sister Sledge
We Are Family

Armand van Helden
You Don’t Know Me (feat. Duane Harden)

Kendrick Lamar


Sounds of Blackness

Hate Me Now (feat. Diddy)

Can’t Hold We Down (feat. Popcaan)

Kelly Price
Love Sets You Free

Kanye West

Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Kendrick Lamar)

Johnny Osbourne
Truths And Rights

Tony Rebel
Jah By My Side

Be Strong

Labi Siffre
(Something Inside) So Strong

Nuyorican Soul
I am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4Hero Remi

Richie Havens
Going Back To My Roots

Sister Sledge
We Are Family