Author Archives: Paul Brad

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner

Northern Soul: Keepin’ The Faith

Northern Soul: The Film & Keepin’ The Faith. At long last, today – October 17th, Elaine Constantine’s much anticipated film Northern Soul hits the big screen at 120+ cinemas around the country and the buzz just keeps on keeping on. … Continue reading

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LIVE: Collocutor, The Grip, Steve Williamson….

London town regularly delivers an overwhelming array of LIVE music and the late summer has been exceptional with enlightening and stirring  sessions from  Collocutor, The Grip and Steve Willamson. Last Monday night I caught the launch of the the Collocutor … Continue reading

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ACTIVISM! LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK SECURES FUTURE OF UNDERCROFT FOR SKATEBOARDING….

FOLLOWING A DETERMINED 17 MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN THAT GENERATED 150,000 SIGNATURES AND CONSISTENT MEDIA COVERAGE LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK HAVE SECURED THE FUTURE OF UNDERCROFT FOR SKATEBOARDING, BMX-ing & STREEET ART. Such good news. After a hard fought ‘Save Our Southbank’ … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON: The Film

KEEP ON KEEPING ON is a poignant trans-generational story that was filmed over a four year period and explores the connection between ageing legendary trumpet player Clark Terry and young blind pianist Justin Kauflin. Produced by Quincy Jones and Paula … Continue reading

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Climate Change: A World Action – Thanx to Avaaz

A few months ago, the Avaaz community decided on a crazy goal – the largest mobilisation on climate change in history – and on Sunday, around the world, it actually happened. This radical event opens a new chapter in global … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF QI GONG

REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF QI GONG. Over the past period Singing Dragon, along with other indie publishers and self published practitioners,  have unleashed an avalanche of material on qi gong practices – basic and complex –  in both book … Continue reading

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