In light of the awful events over in the States these last few days, Americana UK is joining our comrades the world over in outrage over the violent killing of George Floyd, standing in solidarity with the black community in the US and saying enough is enough. In this spirit, we along with most of the rest of the music industry in the UK will be observing Black Out Tuesday, a day to reflect on the tragedy and focus on the need for accountability and real change. In the meantime please consider signing the petition for justice for George Floyd, donating to the memorial fund, and taking the time you would have been reading about americana today to look at Black Lives Matter instead. As the BPI have stated: “Music has the power to unite communities and give people a voice as they work together to bring about positive social change.” Amen to that. See you on Wednesday.
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