Saturday, 25 April 2020
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
UP!!D8s for the Autumn into Winter
I seem to be being a DJ as much as anything these days! And got radio very much on my radar still as well. I am currently doing a lot of editing to bring the myriad of interviews that I did in the Gambia in January up to listening quality to do them justice and also to share with the interviewees. I am going there shortly and want to represent well. I have also been invited to take part in a wonderful event organised by WAPPY on November 30th at Ealing Library from 1.30pm
Ella the Great is so much in demand on the Cabaret Circuit it's so exciting ... great things in store in some of the finest lineUP!!s With her King - Richard Melanin the Third and the wonderful Baboushka
Richard Melanin The Third is an all-mighty king and gentle Clown, tip-toeing from the circus ring into drag king territory.. no two encounters are the same. With Quick wit and lasting charm.
November 8th at Set Dalston and see the Ella the Great on facebook and Richard Melanin III
The Mboka Festival Showcase in Brighton was a treat with such fine contributions from everybody - Ella and myself included. I will come back to this UP!!D8 soon to fully UP!!D8 .
The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4FM & DAB London and resonancefm.com goes from strength to strength. Here is this week's line UP!! Check the radio page for all the lowdown
AND SISTERS OF REGGAE are full tilt too
Nov 13th - Outerglobe Female DJ Relay and Sisters of Reggae Sets Upstairs at the Ritzy - info here
Nov 15th - Sisters of Reggae Residency at Pop Brixton see here
Nov 23rd the Big One "Happy Birthday Marcia Griffiths" at Peckham Levels withTeshay Makeda guesting. Info Here
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Can't believe how fast time is flying! August nearly done and September coming UP!! just like that - a lot to catch you UP!! on and tell you about! Watch the ride...
Radio; Sisters of Reggae; Mboka Showcase - scroll for all of these!
THE OUTERGLOBE resumes live on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12th at the usual time of 6.30pm UK time on Resonance 104.4FM & DAB Londonwide and Resonancefm.com online with repeats on Tuesdays at 8am UK time and archives in Mixcloud and remember also to check mixcloud.com/outerglobe as well . There's a whole heap of guests already lined UP!! Check the Radio page on this website for listings and news of past shows with a growing base of playlists going UP!!
SISTERS OF REGGAE ON SOHO RADIO WITH THE MONO LOCO MIXTAPE TAKEOVER every Saturday into Sunday in August with the last one UP!! this Saturday/Sunday Midnight-2am on Soho Radio All the other shows (and this one as well after broadcast) are in Sisters of Reggae Mixcloud ENJOY ! There's Lucky Cat with Yumi Hi Power of Jamaica (via Japan), Naoko the Rock with Grace of Spades from NYC, Debbie Golt - ie me with Musufing representing the Gambia and wider Africa, Sweetie with Roots Daughters of Berlin and Miss Feelgood with The Birette all girl Ska band from Bologna who contributed some tracks for a mix including some of their own. Hopefully there will be more such again!
SISTERS OF REGGAE had a great summer run at Ziggy's Rooftop Bar and Cinque Ports in Margate playing some great tunes to some great crowds. More please!
Next UP!! September 28th at Rum Shack Glasgow and Pop Brixton AND September 29th Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton for Sisters of Reggae with the Outerglobe Female DJ Relay with guest participants and Lucky Cat and me playing full sets.
Oland Roots was superb ... first all women Roots Reggae Festival - in Sweden. Loved playing there.
ELLA THE GREAT continues to delight and be very popular and successful - come back to the page for UP!!D8s very soon
The MBOKA FESTIVAL BRIGHTON SHOWCASE is on SUNDAY OCTOBER 13th IN BRIGHTON I am taking part to DJ and Ella the Great is there doing a clowning session/workshop . Tickets can be found here on Eventbrite COME ALONG!!
DO SIGN UP!! FOR UP!!D8S ... LIKE OUTERGLOBE ON FACEBOOK, FOLLOW ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM CHECK MIXCLOUD TOO!! UP!!
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
SO a swift UP!!D8 as we race on through the summer - currently in glorious sunshine here in London.
Here is the link to the latest edition of The Outerglobe where I interviewed NYC based global activist and musician Drea Pizziconi about her music, aims and CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education - and why girls. I promised you details as to how to get hold of Drea Pizziconi's superb single 'Let Us Dance' and give links to the CAMFED site as well. You are in luck! Here is Drea's website and here is the iTunes link for now You can also find it on other platforms via Drea's site. AND the link for CAMFED is here Donating is simple and the site very self explanatory and transparent.
Camfed is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1993 whose mission is to eradicate poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women. Camfed programs operate in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi
This week's edition on Thursday July 18th (6.30pm UK time on Resonance 104.4FM / DAB London & resonancefm.com
This week in The Outerglobe my guest is Hanitra 'one of Madagasgar's finest musical icons' just after her return visit to Tuned in London talking about 'Lasa', her album dedicated to women and her musical life.
SISTERS OF REGGAE
After a tour de force visit to the wonderful Oland Roots Festival in Sweden we continue to be busy:
July 20th Dogstar, Brixton; July 24th Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton with Outerglobe Female DJ Relay (I am doing this one); July 26th Pop Brixton; July 27th Ziggy's Rooftop Bar, Margate AND London Bridge outdoors; August 3rd Reggae Roast, Brixton; Ziggy's Rooftop Bar AND Cinque Ports, Margate (and these); August 4th Ziggy's Rooftop Bar,Margate; August 10th Pop Brixton (with me); August 24th Ziggy's Rooftop Bar, Margate .... More to come!
ELLA THE GREAT
WATCH THIS SPACE ...
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
UP!!!D8 And about time again too! Tho of course you can find a lot of runnings on FACEBOOK as well
In this UP!!D8:
Malick Education Fund Gambia, RADIO - The Outerglobe, DJWISE - Sisters of Reggae, Ella the Great and Ella the Greats Mini Circus, AND Taxi Pata Pata ... UP!!
I am currently putting forward a funding request for donations to help my friend MALICK JAGNE complete his degree course in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of the Gambia . He had to abandon his studies as the fees became impossible to reach because the owner of the taxi he was driving took it off him as he did not believe that Malick was declaring his earnings fully - which was emphatically not the case.I met Malick when he was a driver for the Mboka Festival (in 2018) and found him to be a very thoughtful and solid person. "I love this course = the feelings of interactions, the motion to help as well as to establish coexistence and a lasting peace in the community, society, the country and the globe as well" he said. Here is the link to the fundraiser
Check out the most recent edition of THE OUTERGLOBE on #ResonanceFM which featured the three radioateers - Frank, Ella (aka Ella the Great) and me - previewing WOMAD 2019 with a look back to #Womad 2018 as well. What are we looking forward to? Listen back here and I am gradually UP!!D8ing playlists in the radio page on this site.
Coming UP!! in next few weeks:
Thursday July 4th it's MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC with a great catch UP!! of music I have been sent; THURSDAY JULY 11th I hope to do a feature on the UP!Coming Marcus Garvey Park Art Commission in LBHF; JULY 18th I have Hanitra from Madagascar, fresh from her Tuned in London date, as my guest talking about her great music and why she focuses on Madagascan women's issues in her songs; JULY 25th - the last of the current series - is again mostly MUSIC. Tune in to Resonance 104.4FM and DAB Londonwide and www.resonancefm.com worldwide on Thursdays at 6.30pm UK time [Repeat Tuesdays at 8am] and find the series on MIXCLOUD and also take note of the focused Outerglobe Mixcloud too. UP!!
with SISTERS OF REGGAE
Sisters of Reggae continue to go from strength to strength with several bookings in the same weekend in some instances, lucky we are 5 DJ selectors strong - with our MC MAD X as well
UP!!COMINGWe are going to the Öland Roots Festival in Sweden! It runs from JULY 10th-13th and we are playing twice on the 12th. See here for full details. You can select translate ....
JULY 20th We return to the DOGSTAR, BRIXTON in a late session that goes through til 4am and is FREE
JULY 24th it's SISTERS OF REGGAE WITH THE OUTERGLOBE FEMALE DJ RELAY Upstairs at the Ritzy 7pm-Midnight FREE. There are still a couple of slots for the Relay - message us on the Sisters of Reggae FACEBOOK page to take part. No experience as a DJ necessary - we help you big time - just a fabulous vinyl Reggae collection and a good idea how to string em together for up to 30 minutes.
JULY 26th We're at our Residency at POP BRIXTON 7pm-11.45pm FREE
JULY 27th - We're at our Summer Residency at ZIGGY'S ROOFTOP BAR in MARGATE (and back there on AUGUST 3rd AND 4th and again on AUGUST 24th!)
AND ALSO on 27th 2 of us are playing just near LONDON BRIDGE
All details also on the FACEBOOK PAGE and you can also book Sisters of Reggae through the messages there.
ELLA THE GREAT
Look on Ella the Great's FACEBOOK PAGE for swift UP!!D8s for Richard Melanin the Third's dates. Meantime as per below there is a new character in the ring joining Baboushka and Richard, namely ARTHUR ALECUP who is a key component of Glimmer Theatre's touring CABAREILIDH which is taking Surrey towns by storm. The GT were commissioned to research the folk history of Surrey and bring it into the Cabareildh performances for the summer with a great string of dates - see poster - and very splendid it is too!
Look out for UP!!Coming D8s for Ella the Greats Mini Circus as well - one date to save is SUNDAY JULY 21st for the HF UNITY DAY in RAVENSCOURT PARK!! UP!!
TAXI PATA PATA will also be part of the HF UNITY DAY playing a set of their fabulous music!
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Greetings - I looked in here and saw that it has been a minute! So here I am to catch you UP!! with Outerglobe runnings in a big leap UP!!D8 . Lots of great things going on and coming UP!! Simplest to just be chronological about UP!!Coming events with a little doff of the hat to what has been as well. UP!!
SATURDAY MAY 25TH .... ZIGGY'S ROOFTOP BAR MARGATE ....SISTERS OF REGGAE 12NOON - 9PM FREE
SUNDAY MAY 26TH .... SISTERS OF REGGAE WITH OUTERGLOBE FEMALE DJ RELAY AT UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, BRIXTON 7pm-MIDNIGHT FREE
FRIDAY JUNE 7th THE BIG ONE - MOZIMA RAISING FUNDS TO RAISE THE ROOF Supporting communities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi affected by the cyclones Idia and Kenneth BUSSEY BUILDING CLF, PECKHAM - TICKETS HERE - EARLY BIRD TIL MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 23RD BANDS, DANCERS,FASHION SHOW,DJS, RAFFLE PRIZES
SATURDAY JUNE 8th DJ CLASH AT POCKET WATCH, UXBRIDGE ROAD, SHEPHERDS BUSH : SHOWING OF BASS CULTURE FILM + SISTERS OF REGGAE MEETS PECKINGS 7pm-2am FREE
RADIO - THE OUTERGLOBE on Resonance 104.4fm & Digital Radio Londonwide and resonancefm Thursdays Live 630-7.30pm UK time, repeated Tuesdays 8am and on mixcloud with some in my own Outerglobe mixcloud
THURSDAY May 23rd: My guest is Chris Franck multi music creator most notable of Da Lata with new music to present inspired by travels in Senegal still with its cool jazzesque, latinesque, brokenbeatsesque exquisiteness
THURSDAY May 30th I will be joined by Africathy - Catherine Plant - DJ of the finest African soudns and arts activist who has organised a mega eent titled Mozima at Peckham's Bussey Building - CLF Cafe for June 7th with a myriad of bands and Djs and more . She and I are both Djaying there. And also I think Malika Beraud of Malika's fabulous West African artefacts, jewlery, household decor who will have a stall at the event and is initiating arts and agriculture actions in Senegal where she spends a lot of time.
THURSDAY June 6th will be a music catch UP!! PREVIOUS GUESTS include Mulele Matondo music brains and great collaborator with Kongo Dia Ntotila recently signed to Pussyfoot Record,; Sans Soucis angel voiced Italo-Congolese Singer Songwriter with Unchain and cultural activist Nike Jonah sharing news of Counterpoint Arts Popular Culture and Social Change panel addressing Black Music narratives and ownership with especial reference to migrants' major contribution which is on May 24th at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern. Full details of all of this including playlists on the Radio page in here.
ELLA THE GREAT : RICHARD MELANIN THE THIRD & BABOUSHKA
RICHARD MELANIN THE THIRD is going from strength to strength so much in demand, branching out to Bristol and Oxford as well as appearing in some of London's finest venues including Royal Vauxhall Tavern and The Glory especially with KOC Initiative where it all started and goes stronger and stronger. Check back for next D8s
Meantime a new chap ARTHUR ALECUP is stepping forth as part of a tour of SURREY with Cabareilidh combining, yes - Cabaret and Ceilidh material .... great things a g'wan.
Sunday, 30 December 2018
Greeting and all the very best for 2019! Looking good already .... 2018 saw more Djaying, Exhibitions, Radio, Special shows and lots else for Outerglobe's artists and now I include myself more within that. 2019 is shaping up nicely. UP!!
EXHIBITION: L'ART NEOCONTEMPORAIN AT THE ATRIUM, TOWN HALL EXTENSION, KING STREET, HAMMERSMITH, W7 9JU FROM JANUARY 10th-17th 2019 - opening event January 12th 2-8pm - 24hr viewing! Both Ella Golt and Debbie Golt are contributing pieces!
TUNE in on Sunday 6th January at 6.30pm UK time for the repeat of THE OUTERGLOBE NEW YEAR'S EVE special LOG ON TO HTTPS://RESONANCEFM.COM / TUNE IN TO 104.4FM OR RES DIGITAL RADIO LONDONWIDE FOR A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE OUTERGLOBE - MUSIC ALL THE WAY
CHECK OUT SISTERS OF REGGAE ON MIXCLOUD FOR THE LATEST SISTERS OF REGGAE TAKEOVER OF HACKNEY DUB CLUB ON NETIL RADO (HTTPS://NETILRADIO.COM) AT https://mixcloud.com/NetilRadio/hackney-dub-club-w-sisters-of-reggae-23rd-december-2018/
AND of course The Outerglobe is archived in https://mixcloud.com/resonance/playlists/the-outerglobe with more in https://mixcloud.com/the-outerglobe
ALL BEING WELL THE OUTERGLOBE RETURNS LIVE TO HTTPS://RESONANCEFM.COM 104.4FM/RESO DAB LONDON ON THURSDAY JANUARY 10TH onwards AT 7pm UK TIME [REPEAT TUESDAYS 8am]
DEBBIE GOLT HAS SOME GREAT DJAYING OPPORTUNITIES IN HER OWN RIGHT AND WITH SISTERS OF REGGAE COMING UP!!:
SUNDAY JANUARY 6th 7pm-MIDNIGHT, UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, BRIXTON IT'S SISTERS OF REGGAE AND THE OUTERGLOBE FEMALE DJ RELAY WITH SUPERB RELAY CONTRIBUTORS AND SETS FROM DEBBIE GOLT AND SWEETIE OF SoR
FRIDAY JANUARY 11th DEBBIE DJS AT STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB AT VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS BAR - 9pm-2am with others. It's a regular event so look out for it again ... and will keep you informed here of course!
LOOK OUT FOR UPCOMING DATES FOR ELLA THE GREAT - AS RICHARD MELANIN THE THIRD AND BABOUSHKA ... WATCH THIS SPACE!