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

A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN

A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN First of all I’m not getting into a debate about this interview with Lloydie and his views on Rodigan… so I’m just going to … Continue reading

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TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ: Millions of sounds to keep you up when you’re down….

Talkin’ All That Jazz: Millions of sounds to keep you up when you’re down…. Musically, the summer of 2017 is looking good. Very good! Especially when it comes down to the emergence of an inspiring new generation of powerful young … Continue reading

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DAVID RODIGAN – A Life in Reggae: “Roddy! You A Dubwise S’m’ody!”

DAVID RODIGAN’S My Life in Reggae illuminates the journey of the thespian, broadcaster and cup-winning dancehall sound clash veteran. David Rodigan and I are the same age and though we developed a passion for the music of Jamaica via slightly … Continue reading

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Volatile Times: The Year OF The Fire Rooster

As we were going through our regular early Sunday morning training session in the Ba Me Da Xuan tradition in a misty Clissold Park I couldn’t help my mind wandering to the turbulent year ahead. I’ve long been a fan … Continue reading

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SOON COME: SWIFTY FUNKY TYPO-GRAFFIX – THE BOOK

Yeah…apologies, been absent for a spell… just a case of real-life-runnings and the task of finishing the words for the forthcoming design tome – Swifty Funky TypoGraffix. Yes, we’re pretty much done… just the cover now! The rest has gone … Continue reading

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ANUTHA YES MI SELEKTAH…. SUMMER JUST ARRIVED PT. 2. Haiti, Cuba…

From the Cabo Verde archipelago we travel to Haiti with Paris based Nigerian master drummer Tony Allen for another Afro Futurist meltdown before heading off to Cuba… The Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra‘s album is a meeting of minds and deep rhythmic … Continue reading

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A BIRTHDAY NIGHT OUT @ SOAS WITH THE CAINE PRIZE NOMINEES…

A BIRTHDAY NIGHT OUT @ SOAS WITH THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING NOMINEES… What a splendid way to spend your birthday – taking in a few readings and a discussion with five nominees from this year’s Caine Prize for … Continue reading

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