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YES MI SELEKTAH: SOUNDS OF FREEDOM! 2015 / INTO THE VORTEX!

YES MI SELEKTAH: SOUNDS OF FREEDOM! @ The Vortex …Finally, after ’nuff requests here are are a few tunes that I have had the privilege of playing between the live sets at Freedom! The Art Of Improvisation – the monthly … Continue reading

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INTERNAL ALCHEMY & SHAOLIN ADVENTURES

INTERNAL DAOIST ALCHEMY & THE WAYWARD ADVENTURES OF A SHAOLIN DISCIPLE are the subjects of some recent reading matter….as the holiday approaches and new years resolutions are made savour some alternative lifestyle runnings! Despite having practiced “internal” martial arts with … Continue reading

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FAAJI AGBA TRAILER…. A JAZZHOLE RECORDS & SINGING TREE FILMS PRODUCTION

Loving this teaser for the documentary on Faaji Agba, a collective of Yoruba master musicians which included the late Fatai Rolling Dollar, Seni Tejuoso aka “Teje Baby” and Sina Ayinde Bakare. It’s directed by Remi Vaughan Richards of Singing Tree … Continue reading

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RAMMELLZEE’S ‘COSMIC FLUSH’: The Exhibition

RAMMELLZEE’s ‘COSMIC FLUSH’: The Exhibition at Magda Danysz Gallery in London from Thursday 10th December. The NYC hip hop legend Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, ‘Cosmic Flush’ with producer Jonah … Continue reading

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BLACK LIVES MATTER! TA-NEHISI COATES WINS US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

TA-NEHISI COATES’ ‘BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME’ WINS US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD This morning I opened my computer only to watch a black man, Mercutio Southall, wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T shirt being punched, kicked, choked and racially abused … Continue reading

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LA CLAVE: Gilles Peterson Goes In Search Of Deep Cuban Rumba

Last night I found myself in a packed ICA cinema soaking up the UK premier of the ‘HAVANA CLUB RUMBA SESSIONS… LA CLAVE’ – an invigorating and enlightening investigation into the heart and soul of Cuban culture – RUMBA! – … Continue reading

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Warriors International + AACM – Celebrating 50 years of GREAT BLACK MUSIC & Chicago’s Avante Garde

This Saturday, November 14th, as part of the London Jazz Festival, Warriors International celebrate 50 years of the the AACM with their ‘London – Chicago Vibration’ featuring Orphy Robinson’s SPonTANeoUS CoSMic RawXtra ensemble. Having been a devotee of the music … Continue reading

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The Power of Mind & Intention: CS Tang’s The Complete Book Of Yi Quan

More Martial Musings… this time it’s CS Tang’s The Complete Book Of Yi Quan Over the years I have accumulated a repertoire of various internal martial arts forms and practices from a number of teachers and on reflection I don’t … Continue reading

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ROCK AGAINST RACISM – LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM: Syd Sheldon’s Photo-Documentary History Lesson

ROCK AGAINST RACISM – LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM: Syd Sheldon’s Photo-Documentary History Lesson “In collaboration with UK reggae and punk bands, RAR members took on the orthodoxy through five carnivals and some 500 gigs throughout Britain. In those five years, … Continue reading

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MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET meet BLACK TOP @ The Vortex

MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET meet BLACK TOP @ The Vortex Dissappointed at not being unable to reach the I’klektik ArtLab in South London to hear the MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET conjure up a live score to a vintage silent film that reinterpreted the mythological … Continue reading

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