Friday, 2 November 2018

November sparks : Radio: Djaying: Ella the Great UPD8

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 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

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

New edition of The Outerglobe, Whitby Music Festival & Sisters of Reggae for starters

A quick UP!!D8 in this post

Today in The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4fm / DAB Londonwide and worldwide : 

What's in The Outerglobe today between 6.30-7.30pm UK time on Resonance FM Resonance 104.4fm 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 and - 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


SISTERS OF REGGAE - WITH THE OUTERGLOBE FEMALE DJ RELAY ARE IN BRIXTON ANEW ON WEDNESDAY 24th - UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY  7pm-midnight FREE      Just along from the station turn left and walk up to the square SW2 1JG  Event Page

More UP!!D8s soon - just quick flash to keep you UP!! to D8 for now :) 

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Turn of the seasons .... let the good times roll


New Season of The Outerglobe - Thursdays at 6.30-7.30pm UK time with new repeat time of Tuesdays at 8am (instead of 6am) and of course regularly on mixcloud at this link and see the Radio page in here for full details.         Resonance 104.4 DM & DAB London +

New Residency for Sisters of Reggae - on the Third Tuesday of the month at The Empire Bar, 220 Mare Street E8 1EJ with sets from Sisters of Reggae members (and occasional special guests) kicking off with the Outerglobe Female DJ Relay opportunity. 8pm-1am Free.

New exciting Sunday Sounds with Fulham's Finest - that's me and Ayo. It's at a great new West London restaurant called PITANGA at 220 North End Road, London W14 9NA which is becoming a fine cultural hub. On these Sundays I am DJaying ace African tunes, mostly strictly vinyl, and Ayo is jamming on Saxophone. We just did the first one and it was lovely! Plan is for every second Sunday … the next date will be confirmed shortly .. Fab food and drink and superb sounds!! 

New Bookings for Ella the Great with KOC, Apothecary, BOIZ Nite Out … Sometimes in her Baboushka persona sometimes as Richard Melanin the Third … UP!!D8s very soon - come back to the page in a couple of days! 


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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

More Summer Runnings - lots to look out for!

Lots happening for you to take note of and enjoy in the Outerglobe - scroll on!

Paint with the Sound of Drums presented by  Outerglobe artists Taxi Pata Pata Music and Arts is going well with some joyous encounters - drumming and painting. I am posting the flyer again below so you can see where to join in in West London: Sisters of Reggae have 2 Radio Mixes coming up this month: Debbie AND Ella Golt have pieces in Notting Hill Visual Arts' latest exhibition and Ella the Great goes from strength to strength. 


NOTTING HILL VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION - CARNIVAL: Movement, Sound, Colour  August 15th-31st at 181 Portobello Green, London W10 5TZ



1) NETIL RADIO SUNDAY AUGUST 19th in the Hackney Dub Club show between 12-2pm (TKO in 2nd Hour)     Debbie Golt and Lucky Cat represent! (and then on Mixcloud)

2) MonoLoco Mixtape - Sisters of Reggae Carnival Mix Takeover. Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August from 00.00-02.00 on
Debbie, Sweetie and Naoko the Rock in the mix   (and then on mixcloud)

We post across all our shows onto our mixcloud  The latest one is a Hackney Dub Club Special on Netil Radio with Sweetie, Naoko and Miss Feelgood.

Watch this space for news of more live Sisters of Reggae runnings too!


Ella is part of the Paint with the Sound of Drums programme doing the Painting tutoring alongside Nsimba Foggis - Simba Music leading on the Drums. She is also taking part in some cabaret's and will be at the WONDERLAND GARDEN PARTY as Ella the Great's Mini Circus on  SEPTEMBER 14th 


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Friday, 3 August 2018

Summer is here! Scroll to see!


Thursday, 12 July 2018

July UP:D8s

Just a quick post this time .... 


A few more editions of The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4fm / DAB London and to go before Resonance FM has it's summer programming with special prerecords ...  Look at the Radio tab ... I have got the most recent playlists UP on the page now .... gradually updating earlier shows .... 

Thursdays 6.30pm and Repeat Tuesdays 6am with the Mixcloud as well (and selected shows and mixes on my own Outerglobe Mixcloud 


at Night People, Princess Street, Manchester - with a great array of Manchester musicians, bands and spoken word performers and .... ME DJAYING bringing the vibe of 40 years ago as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Northern Carnival Against Racism. I began djaying (in public beyond parties) in Manchester with RAR - Rock Against Racism at that time! See here

There is also a daytime event at Manchester Central Library to launch and exhibition and wider project marking the anniversary and going deeper. LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THAT IMMENSELY!

ELLA THE GREAT - as RICHARD MELANIN THE THIRD  at BRAINCHILD near Lewes on SATURDAY JULY 14th as well. (Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum Harveys Lane, BN8 5AF Lewes, East Sussex)

Enjoy a festival with a difference - see here   Richard Melanin the Third is a great character .... More about that in a future post as well. 

Sisters of Reggae

Sadly the Queen's Head is no more - it has been sold so we no longer have our monthly residency. We are going to talk to the new owners who are planning a Vegan eaterie .... who knows. Meantime the Prince of Peckham Second Sundays of the month afternoons still go strong and we have a full on weekend in Margate coming up at the beginning of August - watch this space and our facebook page as well!  

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Greetings for the MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE and into late June

Radio on June 21st -  music music music - playlist soon - What better way to celebrate the MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE than with the finest music - The Outerglobe on Resonance FM 104.4fm and Digital Radio London wide and and to listen to the show on mixcloud go here 


SATURDAY JUNE 23rd - make your way to the DOGSTAR , COLDHARBOUR LANE, BRIXTON, SW9 8LQ between 11pm-3am for SISTERS OF REGGAE in LATE NIGHT SESSION - IT'S FREE TO GET IN HOWEVER YOU MUST BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOU! Venue Rules - you know the score ... ENJOY 100% Vinyl Reggae Rocksteady Roots Revival Lovers ... more 100% NICENESS

I am djaying at this one - looking forward!