Massive Attack’s 3D played a surprise set at London's ongoing Extinction Rebellion protest, which is now in its second week.
The producer, DJ and artist, AKA Robert del Naja, took to the stage on Monday night in support of the non-violent movement, which is demanding political leaders take action to tackle global warming and climate change as a matter of urgency.
Massive Attack, who recently had to postpone their forthcoming tour due to illness, have a long history of political activism, as is chronicled in a new book on the band, 'Out of the Comfort Zone'. Issues such as British foreign and domestic policies, human rights, the Trident nuclear programme, civil rights, the displacement of people and refugee crises in locations such as Palestine, Lebanon and Syria have all been on their agenda.
Watch clips from del Naja's set below, then read our opinion piece exploring dance music's role in destroying the environment, featuring DJs For Climate Action, a global organisation that recently dropped a fundraising compilation.
Tranquil moment in DJ set from 3D @MassiveAttackUK at Marble Arch #ExtinctionRebellion. Everyone sharing stories from the week, bridges, music, food, arrests, being met by legal observers at 4am outside police stations, new friends, inspiration. Real emergency, real XR community. pic.twitter.com/B9RtEo2Do5— Extinction Rebellion (@ExtinctionR) April 21, 2019
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