- Breakin’ Convention 018 meets Jazz Re: freshed
- ‘BEING BLACKER’: A radical encounter between BAFTA Winning film-maker MOLLY DINEEN and Brixton’s BLACKER DREAD
- Mali’s Trio Da Kali live in Stoke Newington Old Church
- TWO NIGHTS: CHICAGOXLONDON – International Anthem Meets London’s Nu-skool @ Total Refreshment Centre ….
- #SNC98 – Back On The Block but SOLD OUT! All gone!
Tag Archives: Afrobeat
From the Cabo Verde archipelago we travel to Haiti with Paris based Nigerian master drummer Tony Allen for another Afro Futurist meltdown before heading off to Cuba… The Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra‘s album is a meeting of minds and deep rhythmic … Continue reading
A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” Over the years I’ve … Continue reading
Afrika70…..The Baddest Band In Africa – Stereophonic-Supply pays tribute… While it might look like a bit of a vanity overload I couldn’t resist popping off some shots of the stereophonic-supply Africa70 tees while I was in Greece….the light was intense … Continue reading
TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT is the focus of a forthcoming autobiography co-written with saxophonist/writer Michael E Veal. Tony Allen: An Autobiography Of The Master Drummer Of Afrobeat is out in September and Tony has got together with saxophonist/writer … Continue reading
TO CELEBRATE THE 75th birthday of Nigeria’s militant, Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, as well as the recent release of new deluxe compilation ‘The Best Of The Black President 2’ and newly repackaged versions of Fela’s entire back catalogue, Knitting Factory … Continue reading
Reeeeespek… got to give it to the Groovemontzer… the man just keeps on diggin’ and the deeper sounds of Nigeria keep on coming… sign up to the man’s blogspot and Youtube page… For a little taste check Ali Chukwuma’s ‘Eje-Anabu-Isi’… … Continue reading
Dunno how long this will be up here… check it while you can… Glastonbury was mega unfashionable back then… it was small and when darkness dropped it dropped. Fela & Afrika 70 look truly spectacular… what a horn section… tremendous … Continue reading