Saturday, 6 February 2021

RESONANCE FM FUNDRAISER - Outerglobe Resonance FM Female DJ Fundraiser - FEB 6th and Feb 13th

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ON FEB 13th 3-11pm UK TIME 

 It's that time of year again when Resonance FM has its mega fundraiser to keep the station going, update & maintain equipment, make things hunky dory in new studios .... You know the score! What better way to help reach the £20,000 target than to enjoy fab sounds and donate as you listen - and watch - a host of fantastic female DJs joining in the Outerglobe Resonance FM Female DJ Fundraiser on !

DONATE AT Every £ helps and Facebook pay the processing costs so 100% goes to Resonance FM! Thank you!
12 DJs and a singer are stepping forward - some with shows on Resonance FM, some with no direct connection other than big hearts and being members of the Friends of Resonance FM page on Facebook where the call to play went out
Feb 13th's  event is mega with 8 DJS playing a very wide range of brilliant beats running from 3pm right through to 11pm UK time! The session starts with Aquila, then Jude, Elena Kulstof, Psibindi, Aghata Saan, DJ Mayeva, Debbie Golt (Outerglobe) and Anna Smee.
Music Flavas this time - Supremely Eclectic Vinyl Treats, Retro Euro - Asian - African Gems, Melodic Techno/Progressive House, Chill Out/World, Dub/Dub Techno/Dub Step, World/Dance/African/Latin, African and Reggae Vinyl, Drum 'n Bass Serious thing!
It's Free to join however we do encourage donations - that's what it's about - and great music.
On Feb 6th the fare was DJ Su-Ki (Sue Allanson), Andrea Robertson, Lux (Giana Lux) and Lucky Cat (Zoe Baxter) on the decks in turn and a special guest singing set from Helen McDonald .
Music Flavas: Global Dance; Ghetto Techno; NeoSoul/RnB/Jazz; Reggae/Doo-Wop; AfroSoul 

Thursday, 2 July 2020


JULY 2020 UP!!D8:

A lot to share!
1) RADIO   The Outerglobe on Resonance FM goes from strength to strength. I am enjoying producing my shows from home to send in every week for broadcast on Thursdays at 6.30pm UK time [Repeat Mondays 4am] on 104.4FM/DAB London  . This week's is a unique encounter between creatives and long term friends Pitika Ntuli world renowned scultpr/sangoma/poet/professor, Eugene Skeef international musician/percussionist/sculptor, and Juwon Ogungbe internationalcomposer/musician/opera singer/educator - all friends of mine too. We celebrate and unpack Pitika's virtual exhibition of 45 deeply significant bone sculptures "Azibuyele Emasiswele - Return to Source" at The Melrose Gallery, Capetown 

AND on Thursdays also from THURSDAY JULY 30th  10am-12noon UK time I have a new show on Threads Radio! News soon! UP!

2) DJ Zooming 

FRIDAY JULY 10th  I am part of the fabulous Stokey Friday Club on our customary 2nd Friday of the Month night - this time virtual of course on Zoom  - Contact me info (@) outerglobe .co .uk for zoom ID and password

AND ON MIXCLOUD  - when the time is right ... All next week from Tuesday and my slot is 7-8pm UK time on SATURDAY July 11th 


Saturday, 25 April 2020

UP!!D8 AT LAST Lockdown April 2020 Virtual Festival + RADIO + More

So! ABOUT TIME FOR AN UP!!D8 . Been SO BUSY I nearly forgot! So! In this UP!!D8 there is Virtual Festival news, Radio news, Cabaret news and much more!


This weekend there's the awesome #omandbass #festival = #welllbeing talks & workshops, fun & #creativity, kidszone + lots of #music & I'm djaying vinyl from 9.00pm UK time follow link for your FREE place & 50% off extras Registration essential for password

I am really looking forward to this. I am grateful to Sisters of Reggae for the hook UP!! I will be playing a feisty Vinyl set with Reggae and African sounds to the fore. The whole festival looks to be marvellous with  a host of wellbeing events from breath meditation to gong healing to organic skin care and  DJS galore including me and Shumba Youth and wonderful music from Ayanna Witter Johnson . What a treat. It is crucial to register as entry to each slot is by password. 


My shows on Resonance FM are very much in action still. I am producing them from home to send in so they can be broadcast as usual on THURSDAYS at 6.30pm UK time repeat new time of Mondays at 4am (great for across the globe!) . Same wonderful starting point of African music and wider arts and culture. Logon at worldwide and Resonance 104.4fm / DAB Londonwide for live and repeat shows and find the archives at and also I repost some along with other great things at
I have put playlists with the mixcloud and also on my outerglobe facebook page   More details in the radio section on this site! 


ELLA THE GREAT has some fabulous stuff going on .. check her facebook page and also look at Richard Melanin III . For her clowning and children's entertainment look at the Ella the greats mini circus page as well. WHAT FUN

Basically I am keeping a very positive frame of mind RAISE THE VIBRATION GROW IN THIS SITUATION! is my motto. I also use the Hawaian Ho'opono pono pono - I'm sorry please forgive me I love you Thank You as a settling mantra and honour to myself and the universe. It really does help            


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

It really is Autumn now - More great runnings

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 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! 

Coming UP!!

THE OUTERGLOBE resumes live on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12th at the usual time of 6.30pm UK time on Resonance 104.4FM & DAB Londonwide and online with repeats on Tuesdays at 8am UK time and archives in Mixcloud  and remember also to check 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!! 


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 &

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. 

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!



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 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!!




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 Ă–land 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. 



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!