Artists, thinkers & curators respond to the theme of revolution...
You are here
Campaign Against Arms Trade presents
Dance To Disarm! With Awate, Resis’Dance + more
Saturday 22 July
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
A night of live music, DJs and spoken word to support resistance to the arms trade.
First wave line up confirmed and special guest headliner to be announced soon!
An artist, activist and refugee, Awate’s music powerfully tackles subjects like identity, history, racism and pride over forward thinking, jazz-inspired beats. Fresh from supporting fellow UK rapper and visionary Lowkey on tour, Awate will be bringing his blend of soulful and politically conscious hip-hop to move and inspire you.
Awate will be joined by some rising stars in spoken word, including long-time anti-war activist Mizan The Poet, whose verses creatively address state repression and injustice.
To close the night, the Resis’Dance DJ collective will bring a blend of fresh beats and dance classics, spanning from soca and afrobeats through to house and garage. Resis’Dance are a diverse group of women who came together to rock the dancefloor whilst challenging gender norms in the party and political scene.
This event is part of a weekend of speakers, workshops and performance organised by Campaign Against Arms Trade, to build resistance to the arms trade and stand up for human rights.
What to Expect
Expect a diverse line up from challenging spoken word and hard-hitting live hip-hop through to fun, floor filling DJ sets. Expect to dance and get inspired, whilst standing up for peace, justice and human rights.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) works to challenge the international arms trade and stand up for human rights. CAAT works as part of the Stop The Arms Fair network, a diverse and growing movement to resist one of the world’s largest arms fairs when it returns to London this September.
Awate is a rapper, producer and activist from Maiden Lane Estate, Camden. A resident at Camden’s iconic Roundhouse venue, he has toured worldwide with Lowkey and gained vocal support from some huge names, including Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Idris Elba and Pharaohe Monche.
Mizan the poet is a spoken word artist and peace activist using poetry to inspire positive change. Tackling issues such as state repression and the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Mizan’s recent work has received widespread support, including from creative activist collective Global Faction.
Resis'Dance are a diverse group of women taking hold of the tech and decks, smashing the patriarchy and supporting under funded radical grassroots organisations. They came together to organise banging party nights and DJ sets – whilst challenging gender norms in the party and political scene.
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix fills a hugely important role by providing a professional, accessible and inspiring space for grassroots social justice groups and emerging artists to reach new audiences. Rich Mix makes events like ours possible.'
Find out more
Things you should know
For ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.