Hurray for the Riff Raff
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Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce UK & Europe Tour; Release Single Addressing Gentrification of South Bronx

By | 17 January, 2017

Hurray For The Riff Raff have just released a powerful new protest single “Rican Beach” ahead of an upcoming tour of UK and Europe.

“Rican Beach” addresses the gentrification of the South Bronx and the co-opting of Puerto Rican culture in NYC and around the US. It’s the latest track from The Navigator, a concept album to be released on March 10th. Written by Alynda Segarra and produced by Paul Butler the album tells the story of a street kid named Navita who seeks to rescue her people from a fractious future by reconnecting them with their ancestral roots.

Alynda has this to say about the latest track and its message: “All over the world there are heroes, who, despite suffering generations of oppression, are protecting the land and the future of our humanity. Rican Beach is a fictional place, but it was written with my ancestors in mind. It’s time to call on yours and to always remember: this land was made for you and me.”

You can watch the lyric video for “Rican Beach” below:

The Navigator will be released on March 10th. Before and after which Hurray for the Riff Raff will be embarking on a European tour. Full tour dates are below:

January 18 – London UK – Sebright Arms
January 19 – Newcastle UK – Cluny 2
January 20 – Glasgow UK – Celtic Connections at Drygate
January 21- Bristol UK – The Lantern
January 24 – Amsterdam ML – Paradiso, Upstairs
March 20 – Leeds – Brudenell
March 21 – Manchester UK – Deaf Institute
March 22 – London UK – The Dome
March 23 – Winchester UK – The Railway Inn
March 25 – Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes
March 28 – Brussels BE – Rotonde
March 29 – Hamburg DE – Hakken
March 30 – Berlin DE – Gruener Salon
March 31 – Munich DE – Milla
April 2 – Munster DE – American Series – Pumpenhaus
April 3 – Rotterdam NL – Rotown
April 4 – Utrecht NL – EKKO
April 5 – Groningen NL –Vera


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