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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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Hockney, Saltaire, Salvo’s & A Taste Of Puglia

Hockney, Saltaire & A Taste Of Puglia – a journey into the heart of Yorkshire. T’other weekend we boarded a local train from Leeds town centre for Saltaire. After a short 15-20 minute journey we stepped off the train and … Continue reading

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YOU NEED THIS! ‘Detroit67: The Year That Changed Soul’ by Stuart Cosgrove

Big respect to Stuart Cosgrove on the publication of this 610 page tome. Detroit67: The Year That Changed Soul is clearly a labour of love and with urban strife in the US escalating daily this book is an essential read. … Continue reading

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RICHARD WILLIAMS on ‘To Pimp A Butterfly: The Shape Of Jazz To Come?

I DON’T OFTEN RE-BLOG PIECES – and hope Richard doesn’t mind me lifting his piece from thebluemoment.com – but I was vibed-up by these open and thoughtful reflections on two of the most important albums of 2015. Richard is a … Continue reading

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SONNY ROLLINS at Montreux + KYOTOGRAPHIE 015 + KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET

Don’t you just love a good photo? This one comes via Shuya Okino’s instragram and it was taken by one Giussepe Pino at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It immediately had me rummaging through the vinyl for a trio of Sonny … Continue reading

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COSMIC FLUSH PT. 2: FUTURA meets RAMMELLZEE

Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, ‘Cosmic Flush’ with producer Jonah Mociun. Unreleased, eight years have passed. The collection of breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks stand as a futuristic relic … Continue reading

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THE FINAL CHAPTER: RAMMELLZEE – ‘COSMIC FLUSH’ / ‘Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM’

RAMMELLZEE: COSMIC FLUSH – Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM is released on the 30th March 2015 by Gamma Proforma and it comes hard on the heels of other mutually ambitious 21st century projects that inludes SHEONE’s BLACKATELIER, DIVINE STYLER’s ‘DEF MASK’ and … Continue reading

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