Category Archives: Words, Sound & Power

Music & Poetry of the African diaspora

THE FINAL CHAPTER: RAMMELLZEE – ‘COSMIC FLUSH’ / ‘Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM’

RAMMELLZEE: COSMIC FLUSH – Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM is released on the 30th March 2015 by Gamma Proforma and it comes hard on the heels of other mutually ambitious 21st century projects that inludes SHEONE’s BLACKATELIER, DIVINE STYLER’s ‘DEF MASK’ and … Continue reading

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OUT NOW! Dogwoof present NAS: ‘Time is ILLMATIC’

OUT NOW on DVD and on demand – ‘Time is ILLMATIC’ Twenty years after its release, ‘Illmatic’ has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAZZ Vol 6: Jazzman’s Journey Continues

Gerald the Jazzman continues on his Spiritual Jazz journey with this – his sixth volume. As ever, he delivers an extraordinary collection which this time round focuses on vocal offerings that reflect the spiritually charged politics of the multi-dimensional African … Continue reading

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BERIMBAU: The Art Of Mestre Lourimbau

The Art Of Mestre Lourimbau is a Soundcloud playlist that my good friend Jody Gillett just turned me onto. She’s poised to jet off to Salvador and Recife for the next chapter in the UK vs Brasil Bass Culture Clash, … Continue reading

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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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“HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT!”… TALIB KWELI ON THE FRONTLINE… LAURYN HILL EXPRESSES ‘BLACK RAGE’

“HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT!”… “I CAN’T BREATHE!” … THAT’S WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE CHANTING ON THE STREETS FROM FERGUSON TO NYC … TALIB KWELI IS ON THE FRONTLINE… LAURYN HILL EXPRESSES ‘BLACK RAGE’… MEANWHILE PHILOSOPHER, ACADEMIC, ACTIVIST & AUTHOR, DR.CORNEL … Continue reading

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Journey To The One with Nina Miranda & Adriano Adewale at The House Of St Barnabas

Journey To The One with Nina Miranda & Adriano Adewale took place at the House Of St Barnabas last week and they filled the Chapel with the multi-dimensional sounds of Brasil. The final session of the House Of St Barnabas’ … Continue reading

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