I'm mainly focussing on Radio and DJaying at the moment, not doing so much for musicians however recently I have had requests from a couple of people to resume some agency activity so I may do. That's much simpler than band management for which I think I have done my splendid best and will bow out of that. For DJaying go to the page link in the selection tabs above. UP!!
RADIO - today's show had some fabulous music but we needed to talk over it quite a lot and I promised you a link to the tracks played during my discussion with Alexia Clorinda (www.alexiaclorinda.info) about her research into the links between voudoun and music in the Haitian Revolution of the 18th into 19th Century and ongoing up til now. The show is now up on www.mixcloud.com/resonance/the-outerglobe-23rd-november-2017 and as you listen these are the tracks played:
Still I Rise - Darker Strength - Gotta Scatta ; Sahra - Toutard; Feminine Vibe - Teshay Mackay; Kenbe Fem - Germa Adan
AND then here are the links for the Haitian tracks Alexia Clorinda selected which you can listen to without overchatting later:
SISTERS OF REGGAE DID A BRILLIANT TKO LIVE RADIO SHOW ON MONO LOCO MIXTAPE ON SOHO RADIO RECENTLY - IT'S BEEN SURGING UP THE SKA AND REGGAE CHARTS ON MIXCLOUD. ALL 5 OF USE PLAYED SHORT SETS FEATURING OUR FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTISTS AND OTHER GREAT TRACKS - LISTEN TO IT HERE!
I SHOULD REALLY ADD A SISTERS OF REGGAE PAGE HERE ... I WILL DO THAT VERY VERY SOON - CHECK BACK AT THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 18TH/19TH!!
You will be hearing that magic phrase every Thursday at 6.30pm UK time on Resonance 104.4fm and www.resonancefm.com from November 2nd 2017 UP!!! Can't wait. I am so lucky to have these airwaves and I take African music and wider arts as my starting point and go wildly on from there.
What else is on the scene?
THIS COMING WEEKEND OCTOBER 20th-22nd I AM DJAYING at MUSICPORT in Whitby - and there is a sizzling programme of brilliant artists with worldwide origins and styles. There are still a handful of tickets at this link
SISTERS OF REGGAE are firing on all cylinders - obviously basking in our Bestival success, and with much more in the air!
Couple of UP!coming dates: FRIDAY OCTOBER 20th at The Prince of Albert Pub from 9pm-2am FREE .... AND on SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th at The Queens Head Pub from 9pm-1am FREE Both in BRIXTON, LONDON
It's 100% Vinyl 100% Niceness!
I have some fresh news for THE SQUARES = CAROLINE TRETTINE's new band and for JUWON OGUNGBE - come back to the page soon - gotta rush now!
A QUICK UP!!D8 as I have got a bit behind on here. Do be in touch wth me direct and follow Outerglobe website too. I am on twitter @outerglobe and instagram also with @outerglobe
With no apologies for a change in tone from my usual posts, we'll start with a minute's silence for all those who died in the Grenfell Fire just over a month ago. I do believe we are talking about maybe 300 people rather than the 80 officially mentioned. My opinion, shared by many, is that the fire was a criminal act and that there must be some arrests and convictions for what amounts to murder. There is a well defined trail of those responsible for decisions and shoddy materials. There are some sound sites to donate to if you wish www.gofundme.com/grenfell-tower-fire-fund is one that is supported by the community itself. Check also details in www.grenfellsupport.wordpress.com
THIS WEEK IN THE OUTERGLOBE between 6.30-7.30pm UK time on Resonance 104.4FM & DAB Londonwide and www.resonancefm.com Worldwide. I am picking up the thread I started a couple of weeks ago with musician/activists Ray Carless (Club Skaaville) and Kevine Haynes (Grupo Elegua) who are immersed in community action support around the Grenfell Fire with Westway 23 and One Voice. Both also have wonderful new music out which we'll play. Healer/Women's empowerment networker Carol Mathebula of Vunkuwa International Academy joins the discussion as well.
Listen to all editions so far of The Outerglobe at this link
SISTERS OF REGGAE have our July Dance on Saturday July 29th at the Queens Head, Brixton, London. It's free between 9pm-1am. See our facebook page! I rode solo for this month's Sisters of Reggae show on Balamii Radio which I really enjoyed doing. Everything Sisters of Reggae play is 100% Vinyl 100% Reggae in all its vintage forms! Pure niceness. Listen to the show here
Come back to the page soon .... I am doing some more updating on here and will also UP!D8 everything else ... Promise!
Here we go so much to share that's springing up in the Outerglobe :
The Outerglobe Vinyl Salons are in full swing with a few punctuating the year and the next one is on SATURDAY APRIL 8th at FAIRLY TRADE - Fair Trade Bar, Red Lion Street, Holborn, London where the first lovely one took place at the end of March with Johnny Mooney of No Wahala Sounds. And also at Fairly Square all this week and next there is an excellent exhibition curated by Outerglobe's very own Ella Golt "Spontaneous Show" On the Spot Magic with some of Ella's very fine art and that of 8 other contemporaries. There is an official opening on Wednesday April 5th in the early evening. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairly Square, Red Lion Street, London WC1A
April 5th Official Opening of Spontaneous Show, On the Spot Magic
April 8th DJ CAL JADER joins in the Outerglobe Vinyl Salon at Fairly Square,
April 14th Mosi Conde is at Green Note with a full evening to share his music magic - Guinean Griot in London Style. Green Note, 105 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN
Every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm repeated Mondays 2pm (UK times) THE OUTERGLOBE is on Resonance 104.4FM (& also DAB) in London and www.resonancefm.com worldwide. Taking African music and wider arts as its starting point - the remit is wide. I truly enjoy doing these shows.
May is a big month for Koral Society - seeing the release of their debut album WATERS WIDE with a cluster of great dates including:
Saturday May 6th session on The Hello Goodbye Show with DeXter Bentley on Resonance 104.4FM
Thursday May 18th: 6pm In Store Record shop appearance - watch this space
Saturday May 20th: Wandsworth Arts Fringe with Mosi Conde at Magic Garden Battersea at 3pm FREE
with another great date in discussion! With several BBC 6 Music plays, SOAS A World in London interview, Arts Desk Radio, Resonance FM and more KS are heading for great things ...
Outerglobe has a whle weekend at the Magic Garden pub 20 and 21 May including another Vinyl Salon, Female DJ Relay, Sisters of Reggae ....
And there's an Outerglobe.co.uk night at Upstairs at the Ritzy on Monday 22nd
Best for 2017. Beautifully busy or what? Outerglobe's artists are popping up all over and have already done some fine stints this January. Want to fill up our diaries? CONTACT OUTERGLOBE ASAP for bookings for all artists including ELLA THE GREAT pictured above in her splendid costume for North End Road Christmas Market. And do follow @outerglobe on Twitter.
Coming UP!!: SUNDAY January 22nd it's the OUTERGLOBE FEMALE DJ RELAY UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, Brixton from 7-11pm Free with a collection of money (and actual bras ) for outstanding charity Bras not Bombs collecting to send bras and more to women fleeing war zones stranded in refugee camps. Women DJs known and unknown regale with delightful 15 minute sets. Asingjay sings and more!
FRIDAY 27th it's ONE JAH'S EARTHDAY KNEES UP at RICH MIX, Bethnal Green from 8pm-2am with ONE JAH and more live and DJ DEBBIE GOLT (Outerglobe MD)
THURSDAY 19th & 26th between 18.30-19.30 GMT it's The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4FM & DAB London and resonancefm.com worldwide. Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts as her starting point with superb guests and marvellous music. On 19th it's a look at Forward the organisation challenging and educating people about FGM with One Jah - Maurice looking in ahead of his earthday event,on 26th JUWON OGUNGBE visits to talk about his new single and new works and there's a short interview with leading Garafuna musician Aurelio.
SATURDAY 28th KORAL SOCIETY have a session on Resonance 104.4FM between 12.00-13.30 GMT on the Hello Goodbye Show with DeXter Bentley whey hey! AND in the EVENING 20.00-1am it's SISTERS OF REGGAE, including Debbie, playing strictly vinyl old school Reggae and it's Free!
Monday 30th is when Wycombe World with Debbie,Shah and Lucy, has a refugee focus on Wycombe Sound 106.6FM in Wycombe and wycombesound.org.uk. The show then takes a short break.
Meantime KORAL SOCIETY are preparing their WATERS WIDE debut album launch and tour and MOSI CONDE is adding finishing touches to his new album as well!
Earlier in the month Debbie played at the Chilli Fried DJ Relay in Brixton and Mosi Conde Kaira Kora Afrika played at The Railway Tavern up the road for Zilla Nights to a packed crowd. And Juwon Ogungbe delighted at his New Year Recital revealing his intensely personal piano, voice, spoken word suite 'Denouement' as well as his debut single to a warm and appreciative audience in new venue Platform in Southwark and was interviewed on Galaxy Radio.
Autumn turns - so much excitement in the Outerglobe - New Radio Shows; Koral Society ready to fledge their wings as we book for a new tour to launch and celebrate debut album Waters Wide; Articles in the making about MD Debbie Golt; Mosi, Caroline, Ella and Juwon super busy!
UP!!D8 1) On Thursdays 6.30-7.30pmUK time (repeated Mondays 14.00) Debbie Golt resumes on Resonance 104.4FM/DAB London and www.resonancefm.com worldwide with a new series of The Outerglobe- taking African music and wider culture throughout the diaspora with especial reference to UK activities as its starting point. Shows also get archived for 24/7 listening pleasure in mixcloud - see radio page! UP!!
UP!!D8 2) Koral Society are ready to soar and we are seeking bookings for February onwards next year (and nowabouts too) for a tour to launch and promote their new album Waters Wide - see Koral Society page for full details. UP!!
UP!!D8 3) On Mondays 8.00-10.00pm UK time it's new show Wycombe
World on new station Wycombe Sound. Co-presenters Debbie, Lucy and Shah
seek out positive and interesting news and creating feisty features with
the wealth of cultures in the Wycombe area and beyond as their focus.
106.6FM in Wycombe reach area and www.wycombesound.org.uk worldwide +
Wycombe Sound app. Shows go out on mixcloud afterwards too. Again more info on Radio page.
UP!!D8 4) Juwon Ogungbe is at Rivington Place on Saturday 17th December leading a special 'Singing Cultures Choir' as part of 'Music of many colours' honouring and exploring the music of Nigerian classical composers. There is also a distinguished panel at the event.
Ella the Great takes off with a new style at Christmas markets, theatre events and with poetry. Watch this space. UP!!