Debora Ipekel with Rock Against Racism and Canan Batur ‐ Worldwide FM

Debora Ipekel with Rock Against Racism and Canan Batur


Zel Zele co-founder and Turkish crate digger Debora Ipekel shares curious grooves from around the world.

This month, Debora is joined by the members of Rock Against Racism, a political and cultural grassroots movement (1976-82) brining music and musicians of reggae, punk, ska and jazz to empower social cohesion and unity against systematic and cultural racism. This mix is collected and edited by Canan Batur of De La Warr Pavilion, the curator of their upcoming exhibition opening on January 23.

It also includes testimonies by Debbie Golt, Ruth Gregory and Andy Dark and highlight the sound of RAR. Hundreds of small local bands played RAR clubs and gigs, as well as big names like Aswad, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Cooper Clarke, Au Pairs, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Misty in Roots, The Ruts, The Specials, Gang of Four, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Spex. The result was a movement which raised the consciousness of a generation. Rock Against Racism takes over the second part of the show playing records and spoken work.

Listen now Tracklist

Debora Ipekel

Mårble – Jah

The Slits – Earthbeat

Vivien Goldman – Launderette

Nino Nardini – Flow Mobile

The Psychedelic Aliens – We’re laughing

Rosa Yemen – Larousse Baron Bic

Shit And Shine – Malibu Liquor Store

Gang of Four – Love Like Anthrax

Trees Speak – Tear Kisser

Dennis Bovell – Cabbage

Matumbi – Guide Us Jah

Winston Edwards, Blackbeard Ronald Biggs The Great Train Robber 


The Clash – White Riot Rock Against Racism Victoria Park Live Concert 1978

Cimarons – Willin (Rock Against Racism)

Tarzan 5 – Boys Game / Aswad – Dub Fire

Dennis Bovell – Cabbage

China Street- Rock AGainst Racism

Steel Pulse – Ku Klux Klan

Desmond Dekker – Shanty Town

John Cooper Clarke – Post-War Girl

Sir Collins – New Cross Fire

Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah + Two Sides of Silence

The Specials – Ghost Town

The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning

X-O-Dus – English Black Boys

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