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Steven Kitson: anti-apartheid activist who introduced protest samba to Britain

This last week has also marked the fifteenth anniversary of the untimely death of Steven Kitson.  Steve, the son of Norma and David Kitson, died of cancer at the age of 40 on 12 November 1997.  Like his parents, Steve was a … Continue reading

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Music for Mandela

In December 1986, to “celebrate 240 days non-stop against apartheid outside the South African Embassy”, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group held a fundraising benefit.  The Music for Mandela benefit night took place at Islington Town Hall in north London and … Continue reading

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