Sir Lenny Henry ‘stunned’ via loss of black other folks at UK tune fairs | Ents & Arts Information

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Sir Lenny Henry has spoken about how he’s “all the time stunned” via the loss of black other folks at tune fairs in the United Kingdom.

Talking about Glastonbury Pageant, the actor and comic mentioned it’s “fascinating” that he does now not see any black other folks within the target market.

Glastonbury takes position subsequent week at Worthy Farm in Somerset, in any case celebrating its fiftieth anniversary after being behind schedule via the pandemic, with Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and rapper Kendrick Lamar showed as headliners.

Discussing range and puts the place other teams don’t combine, the 63-year-old mentioned: “It is fascinating to look at Glastonbury and have a look at the target market and now not see any black other folks there.

“I am all the time stunned via the loss of black and brown faces at fairs. I believe, ‘Wow, that is nonetheless very a lot a dominant tradition factor’.”

He made the feedback throughout an interview for Radio Occasions about his newest documentary.

The 2-part display seems to be into how Caribbean tradition was once offered into the United Kingdom, chatting with quite a few visitors together with Levi Roots, Billy Ocean and Judy Love.

All the way through his interview, Sir Lenny additionally addressed Clive Myrie lately turning into the primary black host of the long-running BBC quiz display Mastermind.

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He mentioned: “It is nice to have David Olusoga on tv speaking about black British historical past that is going again to Hadrian’s Wall.

“Someplace the gatekeepers have modified, as a result of now we are allowed to have you ever on Mastermind. However how lengthy did that take?

“We nonetheless need extra illustration as a result of we deserve it. We’re British electorate, we’re colonials.”

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