Tag Archives: Dalston

FREEDOM! The Festival… Tony Kofi conjures Ornette, Xenicibis arrives & Black Top mash it up!

Next Monday – July 13th – will see the first FREEDOM! – The Art of Improvisation jam since the highly enlightening two day FREEDOM! Festival held at The Vortex in Dalston’s Gillett Square over the weekend of June 27/28th. The … Continue reading

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AT LAST! A SOUNDTRACK TO THE ART OF BUYING REGGAE MUSIC

Finally, a soundtrack to ‘The Art Of Buying Reggae Music…..’  is LIVE on our stereophonic-supply site. Back in October 2011, I posted a piece here that recalled my reggae-music buying missions, during the early/mid Seventies, from Dalston Lane to Seven … Continue reading

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ON THE FESTIVAL FRINGE…. BLACK TOP RISES IN DALSTON

Monday night and our destination is improv central – Cafe Oto – Dalston on the East side. We have gathered to hear BLACK TOP who, on this night, will feature six homegrown Master Musicians that continue to shape this thing … Continue reading

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Earl Zinger’ s Kingsland Rag meets Operation Condor…

Just as I was imbibing the news that Hackney Council and the Met’s Operation Condor has homed in on Dalston and Shoreditch, targeting anyone flouting the licensing laws, clamping down on the illegal venues, using sniffer dogs outside the train … Continue reading

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The Art of Buying Reggae Music: A back in the day journey from Dalston Junction to Tottenham High Road.

Yesterday I was chatting to a couple of friends – one of whom was from Senegal – about reggae music in London. Along with talking about the the evolution of the UK sound – roots & Lovers -we also got … Continue reading

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