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In Focus: Ranking Ann

London, 21.01.20

Focus on Ranking Ann

Rising to prominence in London's Black Rock Sound System, Ranking Ann began her recording career with 1982 single 'Liberated Woman'. Despite refusing to be pigeonholed as a 'feminist DJ', her work retained revolutionary themes throughout the 80s & beyond, working consistently with producer Mad Professor. In 1985 she publicly opposed the parliamentary act allowing the police wider powers to stop and search suspects, releasing the track 'Kill The Police Bill', and joining some of the UK’s leading pop stars on tour promoting socialist ideals.

This In Focus is an hour long session of dub, reggae, & lover's rock from Ranking Ann.