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Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin: Hustler’s Convention 40th Anniversary

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin presented ‘Hustler’s Convention’ 40th Anniversary at the Jazz Cafe in London on Monday night and the “Godfather Of Rap” blew us all away – including the High Priest of P Funk, George Clinton. Despite the miserable weather, … Continue reading

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ANTHONY JOSEPH & MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO seize the ‘TIME’

ANTHONY JOSEPH & MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO seize the ‘TIME’ on his brand new album. A couple of nights ago I popped Anthony Joseph’s new CD, ‘Time’, into the player. I am already a fan of this poet/ novelist/educator’s spoken word adventures  … Continue reading

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Jazz Is My Religion

JAZZ IS MY RELIGION… Scanning my mails I noticed that San Francisco based http://jazzybeatchick.com had posted a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I decided to check it out. I’d once rung Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookshop in the hope hustling a copy … Continue reading

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JAZZ-OETRY… JAZZ POETRY… ALL STAR SUPER JAMS – 1962 -2013

Wow, here’s one project that has to be checked… following on from a radical all star performance at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of a cancer charity,  Gearbox Records has anounced the release of the ‘All Star Jazz Poetry … Continue reading

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Saul Williams… CHORUS – A Literary Mixtape… a combination of trash, heart, and craft… an anthology in rant!

Last week we dropped into the QEH on London’s South Bank to experience the latest lyrical venture of master poet / wordsmith Saul Williams and what a night it was. The hall was packed and anticipation high. Our host was … Continue reading

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STORM WARNING: KATE TEMPEST’S ‘BRAND NEW ANCIENTS’

IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME KATE TEMPEST YOU NEED TO BE! It’s almost a year to this day that I   first did a little piece on this 21st century South London wordsmith whose rhythms and rhyme, once … Continue reading

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GIL SCOTT HERON: THE LAST HOLIDAY…. The Revolution Continues…..

Canongate Books, Book Slam and XL Recordings come together to celebrate the life of radical poet, novelist and musician, Gil Scott-Heron at the launch of his posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday. The event takes place at the wonderful people’s palace … Continue reading

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