Thu 27th Aug 2015, 6:30pm - 12:30pm

The Revolution Will Be Live: A Tribute To Gil Scott Heron

St George's Hall, Liverpool


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***Please note that Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, is no longer performing at the event as originally advertised. He has been replaced by Talib Kweli.***

An event in tribute to the chart topping revolutionary artist, poet and civil rights activist, Gil Scott Heron.

Featuring Talib Kweli, plus legendary UK Reggae band Aswad, local chart toppers The Christians, poet and protégé of Gil’s Malik & the O.G's plus Sophia Ben-Yousef and much more.

Gil’s son Rumal Rackley and non-other than Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late great Nelson Mandela, will be guest of honours whilst a DJ set from BBC Radio 6’s Craig Charles completes an unforgettable night.

The Revolution Will Be Live is commissioned by Liverpool International Music Festival 2015.

Talib Kweli

There aren't many hip-hop artists that have made as awesome impact in as short a time as Talib...


After two decades on the music scene and fifteen albums under their belts, 'The Lions of Ladbroke...

The Christians

Formed in Liverpool in 1986 The Christians went on to become one of the UK's biggest soul bands with...

Malik & The OGs

Spoken word performance poet band with musical accompaniment formed in Liverpool in 2005.

Sophia Ben-Yousef

Sophia Ben-Yousef is a young singer/songwriter, pianist and guitarist from Liverpool.

Craig Charles

Legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJs...

Rumal Rackley

Ndaba Mandel

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