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Linx and Aswad: Shades of Black

Richard Williams, The Times, 26 November 1981

THERE IS A special role in British life for young black pop musicians, involving a task more serious than could ever be demanded of their white contemporaries. Like the black soccer players who are making an increasing impact on the Football League (though not, alas, on the national team), musicians of Caribbean extraction can play an influential part in the establishment of a proud and optimistic self-image for the black community.

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