At many XR protests you can hear samba-style music being played. There are bands all over the country practicing the same tunes. In Birmingham our band is called Brum Beats.
Our music has many purposes: it can draw attention to an action, accompany a march, deescalate a situation, disrupt an event, energise an occupation, and more!
We always welcome new members—you don’t need any experience or equipment to join. We’ll teach you the tunes and lend you an instrument.
We practice on Saturday mornings in Cannon Hill Park and occasionally other local parks.
Check out our Brum Beats group on Facebook for upcoming events!