Category Archives: Words, Sound & Power

Music & Poetry of the African diaspora

“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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CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST 2014

CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST II kicks off at The Flyover in Ladbroke Grove. After the success of the 1st JAZZ RE:FEST last year, the Jazz re:freshed crew have answered the call to do it all again this year and the … Continue reading

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SunRa100 @ House Of St Barnabas

SunRa100 @ House Of St Barnabas was a challenging and thrilling session that dug into the archives of flautist Rowland Sutherland to revive a set of charts that were written for event which took place back in 1999 and featured … Continue reading

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Finding Fela – The Movie

A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” Over the years I’ve … Continue reading

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SONNY ROLLINS: IN HIS OWN WORDS – The NY Satire Backfires!

SONNY ROLLINS: IN HIS OWN WORDS was a satirical piece in the New Yorker – see below – that didn’t sit well with the saxophonist/composer, who is 84 in September, looks great, sounds amazing and regards his musical legacy as … Continue reading

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THE RISE OF CHRONIXX

The Rise Of Chronixx has been a joy to watch. Initially, it was Pierre Bost at VP records who told me watch out for a conscious new generation yout’ called Chronixx and right now he is definitely on the rise … Continue reading

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