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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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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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‘PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW’ wins Audience Award at Sheffield Documentary Film Fest!

Yesssss!….Presenting Princess Shaw wins Audience Award at Sheffield Documentary Film Festival! One of the first posts I did on Ancient To Future was a Kutiman video/composition that blew up on youtube. I’m a fan and a week ago I got … Continue reading

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REACHIN’ OUT TO THE COMMUNITY… HELP BRING ‘COLLOCUTOR’S ‘THE SEARCH ‘ TO LIFE!!

“Collector is an opportunity to explore musically all the cultural connections which are part of being a human being, particularly in the 21st century, in somewhere like London, where you do meet everyone from everywhere. If you’re open-minded you’ll have … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST: Muhammed Ali – 1942 – 2016

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

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THE JOURNEY ALONG THE WAY: IRON SKILLS & INTERNAL ELIXIR CULTIVATION

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

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