Saturday, 17 February 2018

Going forward - UPD8s - that radio info I promised for one thing!

Greetings - on a very sunny and crisp London Saturday in February as I tread water and catch UP!!


Firstly Radio runnings - I promised info for the amazing tracks I played at Kinsi Abdulleh of Numbi Arts request to illustrate their crucial event on February 25th at RichMix in Bethnal Green London. The simplest thing is to give you direct links:


1) Aweys Khamis Abaay Caashow  FANKA IYO SUUGANTA BANADIRIGA

2)     Fadumo maandeeq  Fadumo Adillahi


I was speaking to Kinsi Abdulleh about Numbi Arts and there Being Here Sense of Place heritage research programme delving into the long history of Somali's in the East End of London - especially in the dock areas - which goes back to the 18th Century and includes several books written by Somalis about their lives in the 19th Century. Several local people are being trained in research and oral history gathering skills. A celebration of Part 1 takes place at Rich Mix Bethnal Green on Sunday February 25th in the afternoon with poetry, music, sharings and an exhibition as well as food. See Numbi Arts for more! 


Listen to The Outerglobe of Thursday February 15th on Mixcloud here

And you can catch up with all editions of The Outerglobe here   Selected shows and archives of other matters including mixes are at www.mixcloud.com/outerglobe as well




Other matters

Sisters of Reggae continue apace with lots of dates coming up and under our belts .... Coming UP! is the regular residency at Queens Head, Brixton on the last Saturday of the month - so Saturday February 24th 9pm-1am Free   See the facebook page for more UPcoming events. www.facebook.com/sistersofreggae

AND here is our promo video which was also nicely presented on Brixton Buzz's front page recently :  Sisters of Reggae promo

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Making up for some lost time I will be updating in full very soon. Meantime here is the fabulous lowdown for today's edition of|The Outerglobe on resonancefm.com worldwide and 104.4FM/DAB Londonwide between 6,30-7,30pm UK time I must apologise for the appearance of this page - due to severe computer problems - I just wanted to get the info out for you in time.

Update 
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. Video Jam combine original film and live music and were commissioned to respond to The Barbican’s ‘Basquiat Boom for Real’ for their event 'Video Jam x Basquiat'. Curator Shereena Perrera joins Debbie to discuss their process alongside filmmaker Topher Campbell and soundscapist Dan Leavers aka Danalogue.. For more info see www.outerglobe.co.uk  [Repeat Tuesday 6am]

Guests 
Shereen Perera co-founder Video Jam in Manchester and co-curator of ideo Jam x Basquiat which is the final vent as part of Basquiat Boom for Real the tremendous and surprisingly first full exhinition of Jean Michel Basquiat's art works in UK. Video Jam respond to creative arts stimulus combining film, live music and visuals. On this occasion they have commissioned filmmakers from New York and London and linked them with risk taking musicians        

Topher Campbell whose film Fetish explores black male identity, As a Black man in the streets, Fetish is both positioned by othering and places himself in a world of looking, power, strength, harassment, fashion, sexual objectification, invisibility, visibility, admiration, CCTV, selfies, vulnerability, humour, performance, protest, danger, violence and humour. Topher Campbell's company rukus Federation seeks the best Black Gay Lesbian, Bisexual,  and Transexual artists and is building a related BGLBT archive

Dan Leavers aka Danalogue  a synth player and saxophonist working out of Total Refreshment Centre, London  worked closely with his paired filmmaker ruffmercy creating to create 'a new sonic space that resonates with the bombastic intensity and colour that I perceive within the fabric of Basquiat’s incredible works'

see http://videojam.co.uk/basquiat-boom-for-real for full details ....

Friday, 22 December 2017

Catching up .....

Greetings and the Best of the Season to y'all

This is just a short post today as I have got behind on here! See the updated Radio page with the full details of guests in THE OUTERGLOBE on Resonance 104.4fm DAB and Resonancefm.com . And I did a page to detail some of the artists I have worked with who I am not working with currently as I draw my horns in somewhat.  I have also updated the Promised information in The Outerglobe   page as well so it has all that I mentioned on the December 21st 2017 show as a resource. Not the playlist - I will add that anon.  Be sure to go right through this post as there is an important notice about Resonance 104.4 FM lower down - you can make a difference! 


Another UP!!D8 coming very soon. UP!!


Just a quick note about our SISTERS OF REGGAE Dance on SATURDAY December 30th - the last Saturday of the month as ever and this one is just before New Years  Eve and will be a scorcher!

Here's the Facebook Page  


❤️💛💚
Twas the night before New Year's and all was quiet...Until Sisters of Reggae turned up the bass line!  
Warm up for New Year's Eve with Sisters of Reggae at our monthly dance in Brixton! No outrageous prices, no pressure!
ENTRANCE IS FREE ALL NIGHT!

Playing the platters that matter from the golden era of Jamaican music:
Lucky Cat Zoë ,  Debbie Golt  and Miss Feelgood (Shirley Slattery)
Sweet sounds of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Roots, Rockers, Revives and a little Digital.
100% VINYL 100% NICENESS!

Welcome one and all, good vibes and good times to be had!
See you on the dance floor!! ❤️💛💚



AND

Please note that Resonance FM will run its Marathon Fundraiser in the first week of February 2018 to raise vital £££s - hopefully 1000s of £££s - as this is a major income source for us and will enable some key developments including a new studio base later in the year to happen. Please think about what you might donate for auction - maybe record label catalogue, Studio time. concert series tickets. previews, skll shares, outstanding experiences ... Message me with your ideas 




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Friday, 1 December 2017

last day of November on to crisp December! Radio playlist/ exciting dj and band news .....

Greetings - crisp December opens UP!!

Radio vibes go from strength to strength - this week's edition of The Outerglobe was highlighted on the  front page of www.resonancefm.com today (also goes out on 104.4fm /DAB in London) on  30th November 2017 .

The focus is on Grenfell Tower as it says with my guests Niles Hailstones (Ras Asheber) of Westway 23 / One Voice Committee actions groups in North Kensington, Angie and Toyin from Grenfell Media Watch, Artist Rita Ruggeri and South London events manager Chetna Capacee.

The show is  repeated on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 3.30pm as always. And on mixcloud www.mixcloud.com/resonance/outerglobe-30th-november-2017     With  analysis, critique, passion and positive possibilities too. Above all  it's a tribute to the community resilience and support and to the survivors of the fire on June 14th 2017 and those displaced still struggling and hoping six months  on (almost)


I'll list what we played and again give links to tracks my guests selected that with so  much to say we didn't get to play all of them 

It's a wonderful  thing  Bright side - Gotta Scatta sampling of Maya Angelou on uplifting housy base; Fatima Zehafa -  Hebibet Ghalbi ; Martin Campbell - Wicked Rule ; Bob Marley & The Wailers So Much Things to Say + Guiltiness from Exodus (in the background); Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson Rivers of my fathers from Winter in America; Donny Hathaway - What's Going On (Live); Afrikan Revolution - Crossroads from Vibes and Pressure compilation Vol 1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEruBdSbt0      It's a wonderful thing - Gotta Scatta

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKIiacjHaNA  Bob Marley - Guiltiness  

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LmXz9I0zI5w  Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson Rivers of my fathers

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXG4lBTWLwU   Donny Hathaway - What's Going On

www.soundcloud.com/the-elephant-walk-archive/afrikan-revolution-crossroads

And here are a couple we didn't get to play:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjgXnzyziy8  Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_5dE81WV8k   Tears for Fears Sewing The Seeds of Love


AND SISTERS OF REGGAE HAVE SOME MORE DATES:

FRIDAY   DECEMBER 1st 2017    INSTORE DJAYING AT PURE VINYL, DEPARTMENT STORE, 246 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8FR

SATURDAY DECEMBER 16th     DANCE NIGHT AT PRINCE ALBERT, BRIXTON   9PM-2AM FREE 




          







Friday, 24 November 2017

November speeds along - some more crucial updates and tracks from The Outerglobe

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:

“Voudou Cerimony”  Zing 

“Ke-m pa sote” (My heart doesn’t jump, I am not frightened)  Bookman Eksperyans  

“Lem pa we soley la Jean Michel Daudier

“Anbago” Ram 


You can also enjoy a couple of tracks we didn't get round to playing  

"Jounou revolte" - Bookman Eksperyans  

"Moyizde Zo" and "Latibonit" by Zikiki Yizr'el 



 


Thursday, 16 November 2017

NOVEMBER ALREADY HALF WAY THROUGH! UP!!D8s

NOVEMBER IS ALREADY HALFWAY THROUGH - CAN'T TAKE THAT IN! ANYWAY LOTS AFOOT AS ALWAYS IN THE OUTERGLOBE!


STARTING OFF WITH A RADIO UP!!D8 .... THE OUTERGLOBE IS BACK AS YOU MUST KNOW BY NOW ON RESONANCE 104.4 FM / DAB DIGITAL IN LONDON AND WWW.RESONANCEFM.COM WORLDWIDE. IT GOES OUT AT 18.30-19.30 UK TIME REPEATED SATURDAYS 15.30 AND ARCHIVED IN WWW.MIXCLOUD.COM/RESONANCE/PLAYLISTS/THE-OUTERGLOBE & SOME IN WWW.MIXCLOUD.COM/OUTERGLOBE


THIS WEEK IT WILL BE MAINLY MUSIC - LOTS TO CATCH UP STILL AND LOTS NEW. I HOPE TO SPEAK TO THE VERY PROACTIVE GUYS AT RADIOAFRIC-AYE WHO I MET AT MUSICPORT


LAST WEEK JUWON OGUNGBE - OUTERGLOBE ASSOCIATE ARTIST UP!D8ED US ON HIS VERY FOCUSED NEW CAREER SURGE AND TOLD US ABOUT IGNATIUS INSPIRES AT THE BERNIE GRANT CENTRE IN NORTH LONDON. MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS ON 16 & 17 NOVEMBER AT THIS LINK! LISTEN AGAIN AT WWW.MIXCLOUD.COM/RESONANCE/THE-OUTERGLOBE-9TH-NOVEMBER-2017


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!!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Life table turning Autumn 2017 already!

Welcome to THE OUTERGLOBE - oh yes! 

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!