Tag Archives: Hackney

ROCK AGAINST RACISM – LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM: Syd Sheldon’s Photo-Documentary History Lesson

ROCK AGAINST RACISM – LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM: Syd Sheldon’s Photo-Documentary History Lesson “In collaboration with UK reggae and punk bands, RAR members took on the orthodoxy through five carnivals and some 500 gigs throughout Britain. In those five years, … 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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MORE DALSTON RUNNINGS… Dennis Morris’ ‘Growing Up Black’

Staying on a Dalston vibe…. fresh from Autograph ABP comes Dennis Morris’ ‘Growing Up Black’. Born in Jamaica but  growing up in Hackney Dennis was encouraged to pick up a camera by a patron of his local  church, Donald Paterson. … 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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INNER CITY INSIGHT: Words, Sound & Power – MC Akala’s Life Of Rhyme & Life in Grime!

A blazing beacon of cultural enlightenment emerged from beneath the post-riot smokescreen in the form of UK MC, Akala’s ‘Life Of Rhyme’ on Channel 4. Following on from Saturday night’s well publicized but low budget and lame ‘How Hip Hop … Continue reading

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APOLOGIES… bit of a reflection comin’ on… steppin’ back to north London in the mid 80’s… then jumping to now… time to ‘Get Up, Get Into It Get Involved’…

It’s been a vexing time. The lame speeches, the frustrating TV debates, David Starkey…. I’ve even had recurring images of the intro to Shameless… the burning car, the estate… and philosophical Frank ‘avin’ a “Paaaaarty!” I’m tired of them all. … Continue reading

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A taste of honey…

Straight No Chaser HQ was in London Fields in Hackney and we were part of a collective called Ellingfort Creative Partnership…. one that collective is Kristian Buus and this is a taster for a film he’s doing on urban bee … Continue reading

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