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This section contains information and donated music track samples from various artists writing progressive music and supporting human rights and social justice.

Includes the renowned Benjamin Zephaniah, The Tribunes, Tippa Naphtali, The Welfare Poets, INJUSTICE CD and Capital ‘X’ Punishment. All have supported and/or participated in various 4WardEverUK events over a number of years.

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Be advised that these tracks were provided with the consent of the artists and are not available for download from this website. All rights remain with the artists concerned. Any enquiries relating to the featured tracks should be directed to the artistes, distributors, owners and not to 4WardEverUK or its partner enterprises.


Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham and has been writing poetry for longer than he can remember despite leaving school age just 13 years old. His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls 'street politics'.
Capital 'X' PunishmentServing nearly a third of his life behind bars, 'X' says he has no regrets for the road he has travelled in life, for it has made him who he is today. Using his past experiences behind bars, and his life on the streets, 'X' constructs rhymes that make one to ponder.
The INJUSTICE CDProduced by Migrant Media, The album contains 16 angry responses to injustice, ranging from Ebele’s spoken piece, The Gathering, condemning Channel 4 for failing to show the film, through roots reggae from Yaz Alexander, the driving emotion of Princess Emmanuelle and the hymnlike Justice from Violet Corlis.
The TribunesThe Tribunes are a fiercely political up-and-coming jazz act. They combine music with spoken words to create what band member Gary Duke describes as "a head-on collision between the Streets and John Coltrane."
The Welfare PoetsThe Welfare Poets are a collective of activists, educators, and artists working together since 1990. Through teaching and music, they bring information and inspiration to those facing oppression and those fighting for liberation.
Tippa NaphtaliWhile Tippa is well known across the UK and abroad for his campaigning work, Fewer people know that during the mid-1980’s he was a well established performance poet on UK alternative cabaret circuits and with some performing stints abroad.
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