Saturday, 31 August 2019
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!
Friday, 2 November 2018
November already .... soon it'll be the year turning. It's moving so fast I missed a whole week's update ... so let's see how we roll now. Be sure to scroll right to the bottom of this post!! News of The Outerglobe, Me Djaying, Sisters of Reggae and Ella the Great ... UP!!
RADIOWISE I'm planning ahead with some great guests lined UP for The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4FM in London + DAB also and www.resonancefm.com worldwide at 6.30pm UK time on Thursdays and repeated 8am on Tuesdays.
Thursday November 8th it's Johnny Mooney coMD of No Wahala Sound who specialise in bringing forward vintage African sounds who have a new release coming out on all formats, including my favourite vinyl 'Hit after Hit' by Orch Shika Shika + Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún from Nigeria launching his 'Edwardsville by a Heart' poetry collection + maybe I will try the call with Atongo Nsimba again (ahead of his Green Note, London date on November 9th).
Thursday November 15th Plan A is Foufoula guesting with hopefully a report from 'Bass Culture 70/50 ' at Westminster University, Marylebone Road, London til November 22nd with lates on the Fridays and a pop up shop by Peckings. I may get to speak to Ashley Maher who is in Dakar recording her fabulous by all accounts from previews new album.
Catching UP go to the Radio tab in this site for recent shows and playlists
DJWISE Put November 10th and 17th in your diary as I am playing at Pitanga again on North End Road in Fulham 2-5pm in that wonderful eatery on 10th and then I am going to Hereford to play at the Wild Hare Club evening on Saturday November 17th! Here's the poster! And ticket link https://www.wildhareclub.com/events-performers-collaborators/110-hattie-hatstar-stellar-friends
Sisters of Reggae are on a roll with not one, not two but three events on two evenings in Brixton next weekend - November 9th and 10th :
9th it's the Shabba Rum Reggae and Dancehall Party at the Prince of Wales at the start of Coldharbour Road and Sisters of Reggae are playing early on in proceedings. AND we are at the Prince Albert further along the same road from 10pm - 2am and that one is free and is also the one I am playing at!
10th it's a Brixton promotional weekend and we are playing outsite the brilliant Pure Vinyl record shop near the old Bon Marche building from 7pm for a while.
AND ELLA THE GREAT has some important dates coming UP too ... Here's one for starters on Friday November 2nd in London with Properganda and on Wednesday November 7th with The Apothecary - look at the posters here for clues.
Thursday, 18 October 2018
A quick UP!!D8 in this post
Today in The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4fm / DAB Londonwide and www.resonancefm.com worldwide :
What's in The Outerglobe today between 6.30-7.30pm UK time on Resonance FM Resonance 104.4fm www.resonancefm.com you ask? Well! It's a packed show - all being well! I am calling Sara McGuinness in the heart of the Saharwi Desert refugee camps to talk to her and a musician involved in a new project; I am talking to outspoken on point comedian Daliso Chaponda Page and welcoming Khadijatou Doyneh back this time to talk about an intense theatre training experience she is raising funds for. And playing some ace tunes as well! Do send me your new African/inspired music and arts news for possible inclusion in future shows! Repeat Tuesdays at 8am and on Mixcloud www.mixcloud.com/resonance/playlists/the-outerglobe and www.mixxcloud.com/outerglobe - selected items.
THIS WEEKEND It's the Marvellous MUSICPORT FESTIVAL with a luminous line UP!! Go and look at their page and if you can make a snap decision (and are not already going) I think you can still get some tickets. I am looking forward to DJaying there again
Here's the festival LINK