Category Archives: Words, Sound & Power

Music & Poetry of the African diaspora

LINDIGO: SOUNDS OF MALOYA meets BRIXTON!

LINDIGO: SOUNDS OF MALOYA @ BRIXTON JAMM Lindigo: “I was born Maloya, I breathe Maloya, I sweat Maloya, I will die Maloya” It’s a balmy September Thursday night and outside the Brixton Jamm on Brixton Road and a modest crowd … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Convention 018 meets Jazz Re: freshed

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION 018 meets Jazz Re:freshed STORY BY TOM TIDNAM This interview with curator Jonzi D and MD/saxophonist Jason Yarde was done by Straight No Chaser scribe Tom Tidnam for #SNC99 but production dates slipped by and the mag was … Continue reading

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‘BEING BLACKER’: A radical encounter between BAFTA Winning film-maker MOLLY DINEEN and Brixton’s BLACKER DREAD

‘Being Blacker’ is a unique, uncompromising and radical 90 minute documentary and both Molly Dineen and Steve’Blacker Dread’ Martin take to the road to launch the film in a cinema near you prior to it airing on BBC2 on March … Continue reading

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Mali’s Trio Da Kali live in Stoke Newington Old Church

Mali’s Trio Da Kali live in Stoke Newington Old Church Following a hectic array of interviews and live broadcasts including one from the Brownswood basement for https://worldwidefm.net/ Mali’s Trio Da Kali arrived in the Old Church on Stoke Newington Church … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN

A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN First of all I’m not getting into a debate about this interview with Lloydie and his views on Rodigan… so I’m just going to … Continue reading

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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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