Category Archives: Words, Sound & Power

Music & Poetry of the African diaspora

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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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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ANUTHA YES MI SELEKTAH… SUMMER JUST ARRIVED PT. 1

ANUTHA YES MI SELEKTAH… SUMMER JUST ARRIVED… yes, it’s June and it’s glorious out there – London is bathed in sunshine. OK, following on from the New York City vibe of the Vivien Goldman story, we touch down on Snowboy … 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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Memories of Rahsaan Roland Kirk & The film – ‘The Case Of The Three Sided Dream’

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream is a must-see documentary directed by Adam Kahan that gives us an insight into creative world of a wayward master musician. The music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk have travelled with … Continue reading

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