- LINDIGO: SOUNDS OF MALOYA meets BRIXTON!
- THE CASIMIR CONNECTION: Tapping Into The Mysterious Force
- Breakin’ Convention 018 meets Jazz Re: freshed
- ‘BEING BLACKER’: A radical encounter between BAFTA Winning film-maker MOLLY DINEEN and Brixton’s BLACKER DREAD
- Mali’s Trio Da Kali live in Stoke Newington Old Church
Author Archives: Paul Brad
ANUTHA YES MI SELEKTAH… SUMMER JUST ARRIVED… yes, it’s June and it’s glorious out there – London is bathed in sunshine. OK, following on from the New York City vibe of the Vivien Goldman story, we touch down on Snowboy … Continue reading
It began with a 1960 teenage Olympic light heavyweight boxing champion declaring “I am the Greatest!” and that he “Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee!” He dropped his slave name, embraced Islam, refused to fight in Vietnam. Muhammed … Continue reading
THE JOURNEY ALONG THE WAY: THE IRON SKILLS & INTERNAL ELIXIR CULTIVATION ARE THE FOCUS OF TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM MARK WILEY’S TAMBULI IMPRINT. HAVING PICKED UP A SOME HEAVY BRUISING during a lively and most enlightening Chin Na session … Continue reading
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream is a must-see documentary directed by Adam Kahan that gives us an insight into creative world of a wayward master musician. The music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk have travelled with … Continue reading
OK Brothers & Sisters…. ‘Enlightenment’- an original composition penned by master flautist Rowland Sutherland with support from the PRSF and inspired by the spirit of John Coltrane – returns to the capital this summer and the Ensemble can’t wait to … Continue reading
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West is a feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s. This documentary … Continue reading
I have fond memories of interviewing Papa Wemba at the Real World studios in Box while Peter Williams did the shots. Papa was wearing a wikkid trad-African print suit when we arrived but refused to be photographed in it. In … Continue reading
After decades of both collaboration and mutual respect, jazz legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have penned an extraordinary and thought provoking open letter to the next generation of artists. It reflects their feelings on recent world events and how … Continue reading
IS THAT JAZZ? Larry Young, Kalaparusha, Pat Patrick & The Baritone Saxophone Retinue, Jaimeo Brown….
Whaoah! I seem to have a lot of catching up to do as, sitting by the hi-fi, there’s a small mound of recent releases that deserve a few words…. Larry Young, Kalaparusha, Pat Patrick & The Baritone Saxophone Retinue, Jaimeo … Continue reading