Thursday 15 December 2011

SUNDAY 18/12 - 18th December Outerglobe's Debbie Golt broadcasts on 104.4FM London

SUNDAY 18/12/11  12.00 - 12.30    RADIO 1812 and 104.4FM London wide

Debbie Golt aka DJ Debbie presents a half hour special as part of the global Radio 1812 initiative joining 75
radio stations and organisations worldwide to celebrate UN International Migrants' Day. The show will be simulcast on and then archived on which is a fascinating, informative and proactive site.

Debbie is joined by Anna Nguyen and Greg Bartlett of Silent Shout Theatre discussing their play 'A Dream from a Bombshell' which weaves together the lives of 3 women seeking a better life in England after growing up in war torn Vietnam and Anna's own Vietnamese heritage. And by musician and activist Lilas La Fleur of Congolese heritage whose new CD - Girlfriend is released to support Women's Aid and Objectif Congo - giving support to women leaving violent situations in UK and raising awareness of women's situation in the Congo. 

More information can be found via Resonance FM is a regular Radio 1812 contributor through Debbie Golt's Radio 1812 specials

Pendragon Recordings fabulous CD Launch Flyer - Cd sold in aid of Kids Company

Outerglobe artists MOSI CONDE and ASIF GILLANI - FUSING NAKED BEATS contributed to fabulous tracks on the  Pendragon Recordings in aid of Kids Company
The CD is available through Rough Trade and online - see the website.  
Mosi Conde played at the launch - giving wonderful Kora interpretations to Natalie of Kids Company's track alongside Drastick of K Sounds "Darkness to Light"


Photos variously show Asheber & The Afrikan Revolution + Bumi Thomas receiving their BOB - WOM@TT Best of British Awards; And Henry Bonsu who presented the awards of Colourful and Sista B of Omega with their awards as well! Also Madonna Momoh - Heru, Asheber's youngest son's mother with Henry. She took these lovely photos - a fabulous evening all round - Outerglobe is very proud to have been part of this !

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Fri 9th Dec @ The Tabernacle, London W11: WOM@TT: Best of British Awards 20011/UNICEF: Bumi Thomas/Asheber & The Afrikan Revolution

Greetings anew with news of the next WOM@TT event on Friday 9th December at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY.  Please do forward this and invite your friends.
On FRIDAY 9th December WOM@TT  Presents Best of British 2011 Finale at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY from 8-11pm
Featuring Bumi Thomas  and Asheber & The Afrikan Revolution with Soundz by DJ Freestyle (Colourful) and DJ Nimz.
The Awards will be presented by journalist/ broadcaster Henri Bonsu (Colourful). The event is to continue to raise awareness of the situation in East Africa where famine still rages and to raise funds for UNICEF, in association with Carnival Village and Colourful

Here is your
musical invite .  
Keep in touch via
Tickets are £8 advance/concessions and £10 at the door. Advance tickets from The Tabernacle and  or print this page
BUMI THOMAS - Best Solo Newcomer
Born in Glasgow, Scotland and based in LondonBumi Thomas is a dynamic contemporary African, acoustic Jazz Folk soul singer. whose style is inspired by her multicultural heritage. Her music explores identity, sensuality, spirituality, retrospective and multi-culturalism.  It represents the journey of a modern African creative  woman. Bumi`s past performances have been breathtaking as she is not afraid to take risks and gives her all as any of you who saw her at Mama Africa in March will attest! 
The Afrikan Revolution is a super group led by multi-talented musician Niles ‘Asheber’ Hailstones.  
This phenomenal ensemble features many of the most innovative and influential musicians out of the UK grassroots scene.
The band officially formed in 2007, they play as if they have spent a lifetime together. Whenever this unit gathers to celebrate creativity and upliftment, infinite musical possibilities always arise to surprise and create enjoyment, feeding the audience with their retinue of musical delights.

Soundz by Colourful's  DJ Freestyle a colourburst of tunes! & DJ Nimz  eclectic electric global vibes.
Awards presented by Henry Bonsu     Updates and more info on Facebook .  
And here is your musical invite . 
Nearest tubes Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove; Buses 7, 15, 23, 28, 31, 52, 70, 295, 328, 452. and more.

Join the mailing list for all updates!  Looking forward to welcoming you! 
Asheber's Vox Africa Shoot the Messenger session is archived and his interview with DJ Freestyle can be accessed in the 30th November edition. WOM@ TT will feature in Life with Rosemary Laryea on Colourful show on Wednesday 7th December in the 11.35 slot. Bumi Thomas's interview with Bogossy on Playvybz is repeated at intervals.
Bumi Thomas is supported by Afropop Live Afrikan Revolution supported by NMC   / MAY      WOM@ TT is supported by limpopoclub and outerglobe

Thursday 3 November 2011

11/11/11: MAMA AFRICA : Artists for East African Famine Relief Part 2 @ The Tabernacle, London W11

FRIDAY 11/11/11  - 11th November 2011 - as the ones coincide WOM@ TT in association with COLOURFUL and CARNIVAL VILLAGE invites you to COME ONE COME ALL and celebrate MAMA AFRICA  - in honour of Professor Wanguri Maathai the Nobel Prizewinner and to raise awareness of East African Famine with a brilliant all-female line-up.
ARTISTS FOR EAST AFRICAN FAMINE RELIEF Part 2 in aid of UNICEF - Protecting the Children takes place @ THE TABERNACLE, Powis Square, London W11 2AY Showtime is 8-10.30pm    Doors 7pm  It's only £5 adv/concs or £7 Door  
Buy advance tickets from The Tabernacle
  or Carnival Village.  
This event is in aid of UNICEF - and is  Part 2 of the Artists for East African Relief (Part 1 was a brilliant event back in August) because even though it may not still be headline news not a lot has changed and we can still do our bit - spread the word - lest we forget! 
The Line Up is simply superb and we thank all these fantastic women for giving their time : Celebrating African Women's Music & Creativity in honour of  Wangari Maathai - Nobel Peace Prize Greenbelt Movement founder.  Let WOM@TT know you are coming!
MC is ROSEMARY LARYEA - award winning presenter on Colourful Radio  .  
 Scroll down for more on the artists ...  Your musical invite is here
Find out more on the Facebook Page  or email womaatt (@) .
As all the ones coincide - come one come all to support and enjoy MAMA AFRICA : Artists for East African Famine Relief Part 2 at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY
BUSES: 7, 15, 23, 28, 31, 52, 295 and more ..  Tube: Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City + Circle Lines)
Email womaatt (@)  to join the mailing list for future events. 
See also WOM@TT


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Thursday 6 October 2011

Ella Golt MFA SLADE has a great commissioned piece in this very interesting and prestigious exhibition ....

A Circle
Unit 12, Cargo, Hobart Street (off Millbay Road), Plymouth (PL1 3FQ)
Friday 16th September / 4pm – 8pm
Wednesdays – Sundays / 10am – 4pm
17th September -­ 21st October 2011
(also open by appointment via
A Circle presents five artists who employ performative methods within their practice.
The artists explore notions of documentation, ephemera, and how to show live work within a gallery context.
The work shown will take the form of sculptural props, performances to camera, relics of performances, or live works or interventions staged at intervals throughout the exhibition.
The project examines existing, and aims to instigate new networks in which to discuss common creative concerns. The five commissioned works are informed by the artists involved, and throughout the works’ making, dialogues occurred between artists who may or may not have previously been peers. A shared interest in performance or a physicality of practice links the artists together.
A Circle investigates how peer groups come into existence, if networks are something that can be manufactured, and whether they can cross geographical boundaries.
A Circle have also commissioned a text work to accompany the exhibition by Ruth Buchanan.
Curated by Bryony Gillard and Beth Emily Richards as part of Come to Ours.
Bryony Gillard
Situated somewhere between performance, event, action, text and occasionally object, Bryony Gillard’s practice draws upon common social forms of interaction or traditional customs. Often working in collaboration with artists or individuals from different professions; she is interested in the notion of authorship, and in exploring methods of instigating a subtle or non-confrontational form of participation. Gillard is drawn to the possibilities of creating shared experiences, and to investigating how notions of decadence, frivolity and the inane can assist in tackling more serious issues within my practice.
Recent or forthcoming commissions include Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, (Sept 2011), PVAC Associate exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre (Sept 2011), ‘Welcome Drinks’ (performance) for SITUATIONS’ Nowhereisland launch (April 2011), Risk Assessment, View Tube Gallery, London (March 2011), Narratives 11, Cornwall (Nov 2010), Free School. Lecture Hall, London (June 2010). Selected (by Royal College of Art MA Curating Contemporary Art) as a speaker at Wysing Art Centre’s  Escalator Retreat (Dec 2010). Visiting lecturer – University College Falmouth (BA Performance) and the University of Plymouth (MA Fine Art) (2011).
Ella GoltElla Golt’s work playfully subverts materials and references, on a psychological quest for sense and order, through sculpture, drawing and video.
Informed by theatrical performance, utilitarian apparatus and decorative finery, she makes work that sits comfortably on the stage and stands in the gallery.
Experimentations between the life of a still object and one with a performative purpose, and the physical role of the body in performance, are themes explored throughout Ella Golt’s sculptural practice.
Born in London where she currently lives and works, Ella graduated from The University of East London, BA Fine Art in 2006 and from the Slade School of Art, MFA Sculpture, in 2009. Ella is a longstanding member of Albert & Friends Instant Circus.
Leah LovettLeah Lovett, born London 1983, lives and works in London. Leah works collaboratively to make performances, videos, installations and workshops which explore how people negotiate one another and create space through conversation, story-telling and incidental actions. She is currently researching for an AHRC-funded PhD at the Slade, UCL, using Augusto Boal’s concept of invisible theatre to investigate spatial politics.
Recent performances and exhibitions include 3°40’36.97″S 55°24’35.80″W for Solar Pavilion, Edinburgh (upcoming – August 2011); Burst: Diverse Universe, London (2011); Act II, Rhubaba, Edinburgh (2011); T.R.I.P.O.D at Cities Methodologies, Woburn Square, London (2011); A Solitary Occupation, Studio 106, London (2010-11); The Dreamers, Whitstable (2010); Testing Grounds, South Hill Park, Bracknell (2009). Leah has undertaken residencies with Lab29, Seoul, South Korea (2009) and Kilgraston School, Perth (2006-7).
Beth Emily RichardsBeth explores notions of the performer, macho and the absurd through her performative practice. Her work also addresses the veracity of the archive, particularly the role of lens-based media and documentation in live artworks. Beth’s practice draws upon ideas of heroism, attempting the impossible, and ‘hidden’ histories.
Beth is a PVAC artist associate, and is Co-Director of Project Space 11. Recent and upcoming projects include Live Traces, an online residency for the Central School of Speech and Drama (2011), The BRBG Advisory Service, at Hand in Glove, Bristol (2011); and The Handcuff King, a PVAC commission for the British Art Show 7 (2011). Beth has been a visiting lecturer at Plymouth College of Arts, University of Plymouth and  University College Falmouth.
Selina TaylorSelina Taylor (UK, 1986) lives and works in Brussels after two years studying an MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
Selina Taylor examines the physicality of artistic practice from how we invest in our encounter with the performing body from the person watching to the artist in the work. She investigates what remains beyond the ‘Bohemia’ of art making in comparison to the convened spaces that ‘natural’ conversation and ‘collective’ art making in current discourse takes place and how this may be reconciled with the need to be physical and immediate.
In her practice every movement has a conscious purpose, which produces action that can quickly become a form of choreography or dance. Taylor’s current work relates to the politics of silence and the modes of learning in the act of exchange.


Larry's Sample of me website has all the news of Larry Achiampong's latest great artistic exploration this time taking the sound experience deeper still. Investigating navigating sampling and re-presenting sound as a heritage/legacy of his origins on Side A and side B is linked with work with students at City of Westminster Fresh Start sessions - creating their own 'sample of me '   .Intriguing and excellent wih a brilliant launch event on Wednesday 5th Oct at this excellent venue The Showroom  UP!!!!

Saturday 17 September 2011

TONIGHT 17th FUNMI OLAWUMI - the FAAJI - GOOD TIME - MUSIC Queen @ Purcell Room, South Bank London SE1 8XX

FUNMI OLAWUMI (NIGERIA) Event 15 | Saturday 17 September | Purcell Room | 7.30pm
£17.50/£15.00 (cons) | Tickets: 0844 847 9910|

Funmi Olawumi, the leader of the Yoruba Women Choir, steps out with songs from her solo CD “Funmi Ti De” (JNR), a brilliant record that is driven by her own unique Faaji rhythms that emerged from the Nigerian party scene where hi-life, afobeat, juju and fuji rhythms are mixed together into one glories funky sound. Funmi Olawumi calls her music “Faaji Music” meaning “good time” in Yoruba and this is what she creates with her hand-picked 10-piece band powered by her producer and bassist Femi Sofela.

Faaji music is truly good time ... come and enjoy! Tickets still available ... the combination of Funmi Olawumi and Femi Sofela's arrangements soar and entice!

Saturday 10 September 2011

9th London African Music Festival 8-19th September 2011

9th London African Music Festival  is a feast of the most brilliant music from or associated with the Continent.  21 main events and a host of others as well ...... 
Contact me for more info or for media passes! info (at) outerglobe (dot)
Hear Africa ! Dance Africa ! Feel Africa !
On the 21st anniversary of its formation Joyful Noise presents the 9th edition of the London African Music Festival with 21 outstanding projects of which 17 are making their festival debut.
 It is staged in 4 venues across London - Southbank Centre, Bloomsbury Theatre, Jazz Café and Stratford Circus - to keep alive the original ethos of the festival.
There are also some 'Festival Extra' events too! You'll see as you scroll down ...
ETIENNE MBAPPE (Cameroon/France)
Friday 9 September | Jazz Café | 7.30pm | £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0207 485 6834 |
Meteoric bassist Etienne Mbappe leads a first class band that grooves
TERRAKOTA (Angola/Portugal)
Saturday 10 September | Jazz Café | 7.30pm | £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0207 485 6834 |  
Terrakota, led by Angolan-Portuguese singer Romi Anauel, are a truly global groove band
Sunday 11 September | Jazz Café | 7.30pm | £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0207 485 6834 |
Awesome music fired by the energy of one of the great improvisers on the scene.
SONA JOBARTEH ( Guinea ) + Bumi Thomas (UK/Nigeria)
Monday 12 September | The Bloomsbury Theatre | 7.30pm | £15.00/£12.50 (cons)
Tickets: 020 7388 8822 |
Kora virtuoso plays from her new album “FASIYA” with a cracking 7-piece band.
Tuesday 13 September | The Bloomsbury Theatre | 7.30pm | £20.00/£17.50 (cons)
Tickets: 020 7388 8822 |
One of UK ’s finest soul singers mixes urban soul styles with African rhythms in a remarkable way
Wednesday 14 September| Stratford Circus | 7.30pm | £12.50/£10.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 357 2625 |
An unique fusion of Congolese Rumba and Latin music resulting in an explosive dance music  
Thursday 15 September| Stratford Circus | 7.30pm | £12.50/£10.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 357 2625 |
Hypnotic dance grooves from Naija Rhythm Orchestra and their guests
DAVID O ( UK ) + LEO MKANYIA ( Tanzania )
Friday 16 September | RFH Foyer | 1.30pm | free
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Showcasing two new names from two genres of African music - afropop and afroblues
Friday 16 September | Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | 5.00pm | Free
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Master drummer Nahini Doumbia of the Master Drummers of Africa leads his percussion group from Mali
INESS MEZEL (Algeria/France)
Friday 16 September | Purcell Room | 7.30pm | £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Iness Mezel’s new cd “Beyond The Trance” is one of 2011’s best releases in any genre of music.
Friday 16 September | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 9.00pm | £20.00/£17.50 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Africa’s reggae superstar star drops political lyrics driven by African rhythms and Jamaican grooves.
Saturday 17 September | Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | 1.00pm | free
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Kora master and his African funk group
Saturday 17 September | Purcell Room | 3.00pm | £15.00/£12.50 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Six singers from six nations and their skin-tight band create music without boundaries.
Saturday 17 September | Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | 5.30pm | Free
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Afrosoul singer mixes urban grooves with South African rhythms
Saturday 17 September | Purcell Room | 7.30pm | £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Infectious uplifting music from the unique fusion of juju, afrobeat, fuji and hi-life
Saturday 17 September | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 9.00pm | £22.50/£20.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Revered pianist leads his trio and 10-piece in jazz-soukous-rumba workout.
Sunday 18 September | Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | 1.00pm
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Afro-pop from bassist and her group
Sunday 18 September | Purcell Room | 3.00pm | £15.00/£12.50 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Erraji plays from “Awal Mara” ( World Village ) described as the best of his illustrious career.
Sunday 18 September | Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | 5.30pm | Free
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Afro-funk jazz group lead by bassist Femi Sofela
DOBET GNAHORE ( Ivory Coast )
Sunday 18 September | Purcell Room | 7.30pm| £17.50/£15.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
Grammy winner Dobet Gnahore is a singer known for her dynamic stage show
Sunday 18 September | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 9.00pm | £22.50/£20.00 (cons)
Tickets: 0844 847 9910|
One of the world’s music greatest groups creates music that burns with passion.
FESTIVAL EXTRAS:::::                                 
Upstairs at The Ritzy
Saturday 10 September | Upstairs at the Ritzy | 8.30pm | £7/£6 (cons)/£5 Members 
Tickets: 0871 9025739 |
A phenomenal singer and composer (kora) who has enough positive energy to power a small country
THABANI (ZIimbabwe)
Friday 16th September| Upstairs at the Ritzy | 8.30pm | £7/£6 (cons)/£5 Members 
Tickets: 0871 9025739 |
His new CD “Child of Independence ” is a personal journey with surges of childhood memories.
YAABA FUNK (Various)
Saturday 17 September | Upstairs at the Ritzy | 8.30pm | £7/£6 (cons)/£5 Members 
Tickets: 0871 9025739 |
The pride of Brixton - Yaaba Funk bring their explosive mix of Hi-Life and Afro-Funk to this festival session
Tuesday 25 October | RichMix, London |
Tickets: 020 7613 7498 |
Thrilling contemporary urban African music powered by afrobeat rhythms

* 9th London African Music Festival - 9th-18th September
* Yaaba Funk play LAMF on  Saturday 17th September @ The Ritzy Upstairs, Brixton
* Renu is @ Riverside Studios, Hammersmith on Friday 23rd September
* Festival of Life at Conway Hall/Red Lion Square, London on Saturday 24th September
* Teymour Housego's Haunting Bazaar CD is on iTunes....
* City Showcase Roots & Flutes

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