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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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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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STORM WARNING: Kate Tempest’s ‘The Bricks That Built The Houses’

STORM WARNING: Kate Tempest’s ‘The Bricks That Built The Houses’ is out now via Bloomsbury/Circus When I came across a review copy of Kate Tempest’s debut novel in my local second hand bookshop I was both happy and nervous. I’ve … 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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VIVIEN GOLDMAN: A TRANS-ATLANTIC “RESOLUTIONARY” FROM LADBROKE GROVE TO BROADWAY

VIVIEN GOLDMAN: A TRANS-ATLANTIC “RESOLUTIONARY” FROM LADBROKE GROVE TO BROADWAY. PORTRAIT taken in 1979 by David Corio There was a little wave of anticipation and excitement in NYC last week over the official launch of two long-cherished projects from my … Continue reading

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SOON COME! The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West

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

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PAPA WEMBA RIP- VIVA LA MUSICA

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

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