A BIRTHDAY NIGHT OUT @ SOAS WITH THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING NOMINEES… What a splendid way to spend your birthday – taking in a few readings and a discussion with five nominees from this year’s Caine Prize for … Continue reading
Posted in Deep stuff, Words
Tagged Abdul Adan, Africa, Bongani Kona, Caine Prize for African Writing, Chimurenga, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Lidudumalingani, New Internationalist, NoViolet Bulawayo, SOAS
MDOU MOCTAR PLAYED TWO NIGHTS @ CAFE OTO… LOOKS LIKE I MISSED A GOOD ONE! I must have been sleeping when the Cafe Oto email dropped. I completely missed the above video. Tuareg guitarists Mdou Moctar stands apart from his … Continue reading
Posted in Just Runnings, Words, Sound & Power
Tagged Afelane, Africa, guitar, Mdou Moctar, Niger, Psychedelia, Saharan Blues, sahel Sounds, Touareg
Les Sapeurs de Brazzaville: Made Of More is the latest venture into global style by Guinness. It was something of a surprise to come across this latest Guinness advert which shines a light on Les Sapeurs – the Society of … Continue reading
SPEAKER: THE ART OF ZAK OVÉ is on at the Vigo Gallery in London’s West End until January 2nd. Last Tuesday evening saw the opening at the Vigo Gallery Of Zak Ové’s latest work and we were in for a most … Continue reading
Posted in Deep stuff, Urban runnings...
Tagged Africa, african diaspora, Art, Dogon, Photography, Sculpture, Speaker, Trinidad, VIGO GALLERY, Zak Ove
If you’ve been diggin’ the Owiny Sigoma collaboration that Gilles P released via his Brownswood imprint you’ll be up for checking Damon Albarn’s latest project. Recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo with XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Dan the … Continue reading
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Tagged Actress, Africa, Alwest, B&W, Bokatola System, Congo, Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator, DRC Music, Evala Litongo, Gilles Peterson, Jneiro Jarel, Jupiter Bokondji, Kinshasa, Kofi Olomide, Kwes, Marc Antoine, Melt2000, Nelly Liyemge, Owuny Sigoma, OXFAM, Remi Kabaka, Richard Russell, Rodaidh McDonald, soukous, T-E-E-D, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Tout Puissant Mukalo, Wenge Musica, XL Records
Here’s a few July sessions to tune into…Worldwide looks amazing… Blaze has got some deep stuff going down in east London… Mau Mau keep up the flow and the Southbank is gearing up… also, check out Ceu at the Jazz … Continue reading
Posted in Urban runnings...
Tagged Africa, Blaze, Calle 13, Cleveland Watlkiss, Esperanza Spalding, Gappy Ranks, Gilles Peterson, Hackney Empire, Jazz, live, London Is The Place For Me., Mau Mau, New Orleans, Orphy Robinson, Puerto Rico, Ronnie Scotts, Senegal, sessions, Vintage, Worldwide