What might we mean by monoculture? What is the impetus for ‘identitarian’ or nationalistic monoculture movements who do not see, or wish, their society to be pluralistic, not just in the context of Europe but globally? Might we locate positive or even emancipatory aspirations of monoculture? Might a culturally homogeneous society also be inclusive and transformational? What lies at the fringes of monoculture, and what does it not tolerate? What may be the position of the arts within the context of monocultural ideology? Or alternatively, how might the arts look under monocultural ideology when taken to its logical conclusion?


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Himnos De Lucha,
Vinyl, LP

This vinyl record contains revolutionary hymns and songs from North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba,Algeria, Guinea and Cape Verde, Guatemala, Palestine and the Dominican Republic, as well as the anthem of Tricontinental and the anthem of the 26th of July movement – which is a Cuban vanguard revolutionary organisation. The name refers to the date of the attack on the army barracks in Santiago de Cuba led by the young Fidel Castro in a coup attempt against the dictator Fulgencio Batista.