- Great Day In London…. Warriors come out to play-yay….
- LIFE BETWEEN ISLANDS: CARIBBEAN BRITISH ART 1950’s – NOW….
- The Graphic Art of Ian Swift…. Here comes Vol. 2…
- THE RETURN OF PAULINE MELVILLE: A True Master Of Chaos
- THEY CALLED HIM “FRENCHIE”… Photographer, fellow traveller & friend…. Jean Bernard Sohiez RIP
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
OK people… just got this from fellow cultural activist and indie publisher, Kingsley Davis: “Q~tip appears in the new book ‘Flip the Script ~ A Photographers Music Diary’ and returns to London for a gig on Fri 26 August. As … Continue reading
OK people, make some noise and hit that download button ’cause here comes ‘Ghostfunk’– the latest episode from wayward NYC based remixer Max Tannone. His latest venture is to pair one of his favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, … Continue reading