Friday 6 December 2013


Tuesday 8 October 2013

In Honour of Maya - Butterfly Healing - Poetry and Music Evening

SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER 7.30 - 11.00pm


22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden,

London WC2H 9BX


A magical evening of poetry, spoken word and acoustic music - if it is anything like the music one recently everyone will feel restored and healed and ready to enjoy life's sweetness anew. Presented by Farrago Poetry. To honour the life of Maya Bitendi Golt who died aged just 24 on 21st September, peacefully in sleep, after the cancer she was dealing with just got too much. Maya loved poetry and wrote some wonderful pieces, some of which will be be heard on this extra special evening. She is extra special herself as she is my daughter - so very loved and so very missed and I am also honoured that such fine artists are willing to take part  and look forward to welcoming so many of you there!

Who's taking part? A feast of wonderful artists - Najma Akhtar (bringing Indian and English folk music closer); Errol McGlashen - mega Slam champion with a true people's touch; Maurice One Jah - deep voiced Ibo passion and truths with intuitive guitar; Torera Mpedzisi - Zimbabwean spiritual healing with mbira and voice; Ursula Troche - poetry that finds a beautiful way to be political and very personal; Tanya Loretta Dee - a young poet and actress who will read her own and Maya's poems (as well Errol); Sue Hamblen - many times Welsh Slam champion with a wickedly humourous way with words; possibly Debbie Golt with a couple of poems and Farrago Poetry host himself John Paul O'Neill - a very fine poet in his own right! 

There may even be an open mic opportunity too ...

There is a cafe and bar throughout with vegetarian snacks and cakes and hot and cold soft and alcoholic drinks. 




In Honour of Maya - Butterfly Healing



Camden, London NW1 7NL

£8 before 10pm/ £8 (adv/concs) / £10


‘WOM@ TT present “In Honour of Maya - Butterfly Healing”  -  marvellous music & feisty vibes with the finest Live African & global beats & DJs.

Saturday 2 November from 9pm-3.30am @ The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL                    
£8 before 10pm/£8 (adv/concs)/ £10 door .  Advance tickets  from The Forge

Mosi Conde Kaira Kora Afrika, Juwon Ogungbe, Lanre, Najma, I Jah Mo, Pax, Yaaba Funk, Orphy Robinson, Segge Dan, Adu, Lord Eric, Princess Emmanuelle, Bukky Leo ... 

DJ Ritu, Rita Ray, Max Reinhardt, Jamie Renton, Russ Jones, Africathy, Aj Kwame, Dave Katz, Angie Dee, Mr K, Wala.

In Honour of Maya - Butterfly Healing is to honour the life of a wonderful young woman - so creative, so musical so intelligent and still with us is beautiful spirit. Maya Nsansi Amy Golt - the daughter of Debbie Golt aka Outerglobe DJ Debbie and Nsimba Foggis - the Taxi Pata Pata Soukous Maestro - would have been 25 this Christmas. Sadly Maya went in her sleep on 21 September, she died peacefully that morning. Butterfly Healing recogniseses Maya's determination to never give up. Through her own and her family's steadfastness a huge barrier was broken and IV Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer was allowed in an NHS setting for the first time.

Maya knew and  loved music of every kind especially African and  the global sound of London. So we honour Maya's life and give solace and support to her family with some of the finest live music and DJ selections in the capital! As the event goes to press a veritable festival of amazing artists from all over are joining the line up creating a feast of a night , an essential experience. What's more The Forge is open til 3.30am with a late license and delicious food can be ordered as well!

DJ Debbie makes a huge difference to music and musicians here - with radio broadcasts (African Essence) giving airplay and interviews to many many, with promotion and publicity support and wise advice; She is also chair of Women in Music UK and a champion of women in all aspects fo music making. Nsimba Foggis and Taxi Pata Pata were the first UK African artists to have a live Radio 1 session and have fired up festivals UK wide and internationally over the years; Nsimba is a highly respected community leader uniting musicians from all directions and making a huge difference from his West London base and is something of a hero to younger Congolese musicians.

The Forge music venue is a beautiful purpose built venue with an eco wall & solar panels where music can be heard & experienced as a real pleasure. It’s a community venture with environmental matters at its heart. Dining bookings on 020 7383 7808.

In Honour of Maya - Butterfly Healing takes place on Saturday 2 November from 9pm-3.30am at    The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL .  
 Nearest tube is Camden Town.   
Proceeds go to support the family at this difficult time
Mosi Conde Kaira Kora Afrika, Juwon Ogungbe, Lanre, Najma, I Jah Mo, Pax, Yaaba Funk, Orphy Robinson, Segge Dan, Adu, Lord Eric, Princess Emmanuelle, Bucky Leo

DJ Ritu, Rita Ray, Max Reinhardt, Jamie Renton, Russ Jones, Africathy, Aj Kwame, Dave Katz, Angie Dee, Mr K, Wala. 

Advance tickets from HERE   UP!!!


Sunday 19 May 2013

Outerglobe update: The SHIMMY SUNDAY 19th; Artists in action; Upcoming ...

    AT ‘THE SHIMMY’ 19th MAY 2013  is very proud to be commissioned to be part of The Shimmy 2013 building on our first association in 2012 with a  brilliant rosta of musicians, singers, spoken word  artists chosen for their excellence & ability to respond to The Shimmy brief of interaction & awareness of the unique environment. Thank you to the May Gardens Project for their input & of course Wandsworth Arts Team

The Shimmy is an invitation to take a walk through diverse outdoor spaces and have unusual arts encounters along the way. The essential brand or aesthetic is for: surprising and quirky cross-arts performances that are inclusive and informal in nature, low on infrastructure and responsive to different sites.
see - Wandsworth Arts Vimeo artists will be all over ‘The Shimmy’
The Lounge: Errol McGlashan [2pm], Adelaide Mackenzie [3pm], Lánre [4pm]
The Wharf (Josefina Cupido – One Woman One Drum [1pm & 4.10pm],
Adelaide [2.25pm], Lánre [2.40pm], Mosi [2.50pm]
River Corner: Adelaide, Errol, Indigo [from 3pm] Lánre [1.30pm] & randomly
Deodar Road & in Wandsworth Park : Mosi Conde – random times
Josefina Cupido – One Woman One Drum : Percussion & voice drawing together Josefina’s Spanish ancestry, love of jazz & deep knowledge of African & Brazilian folklore.  She’s played with Grand Union Orchestra & others & now is with Elephant 3 Trio & Wild Card & is also a music therapist & teacher.
Lánre : A featured artist on BBC 6 Music with her album "Pen Voyage; Chapter One"  she  undertakes unusual assignments  with just her voice & guitar like her recent pop up ' Living Room Sessions ' & her ‘Paris uncovered’ tour with her acoustic Afro-soul. Lánre hosts the weekly Portobello Acoustic nights .
Mosi Conde: A griot master musician from Guinea Conakry's leading family. He recently played his Kora at the Royal Festival Hall with his uncle Mory Kante & Baaba Maal & has sung for Nelson Mandela. His CD Kaira Kora Afrika has much airplay. He leads the excellent Kaira Kora Afrika & is an in demand educator.

May Gardens Project:  Community Garden
Adelaide Mackenzie: Gospel/R&B - named the Nina Simone Inspirational Artist of the year (2007) by Black Women in the Arts. She is equally at home with a big band or solo. Her album 'Daily Process' is very popular & received a lot of airplay. She is a fine MC & educator.
Errol McGlashan : multiple slam winning Spoken Word artist. Errol's star shines brightly, with his irrepressible energy for life, poetry, and language. He relishes the idea of The Shimmy pop up challenge and hosts a  monthly performance poetry night at The Vibe Gallery in Bermondsey.
Indigo: Of St Lucian & Nigerian warrior heritage Indigo is a spiritual singer songwriter & a healer.  She performs on a wide popular circuit. Her debut album “Love is where you are” shares her philosophies of love & life’s learning on a journey of magic & hope.



Thursday 23 May - Africa Day at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RN - an evening of African Music and Arts in a beautiful setting with Mosi Conde and others. TIckets are £7 from

21st  June- Iroko Dance Company  work with music commissioned by Juwon Ogungbe

19th July Progress Ceremony at RIchmix, Bethnal Green - new project in progress - news soon


30 MAY  The Future Generation Art Prize @Venice Biennale @ the Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo Polignac


Special Fund - someone very dear to me is undergoing treatment for cancer . I have a fund going to help with vital things like nutrients and relatec consultancy. Mail me at info(AtSign) to find out how you can contribute.


Sunday 5 May 2013

Outerglobe UPD8! Juwon Ogungbe; Mosi Conde; DJ Debbie; The Shimmy Commission ... Save Our Hospitals ... A new fund

Outerglobe UPD8! It''s been a minute! * Outerglobe commissioned to programme music at 
The Shimmy for Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe

* Outerglobe artists excelling themselves! 

* Outerglobe in action!

Upcoming schedule - just quickly .... and you just have time to get to the ones TODAY SUNDAY 5 MAY (hopefully now this'll link to facebook/twitter - it wouldn't yesterday)

Sunday 5 May: 

Mosi Conde (see page on this site!)
is at I Love Markets - Markets United  celebration @ Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT He plays from 2pm - 3pm = event is all day Noon - 10pm and you will be able to get his wonderful debut CD Kaira Kora Afrika at the event.


SUNDAY 5 May at 2.30-3.30pm Juwon Ogungbe 

with Victoria Owari 

presents and performs in Romantic Idyll  a beautiful selection of classical duets and solos for baritone and soprano  @ Burgh House, New End Square, Lamp Close, London NW3 1LT 
Tickets are £8 / £5 concs from Juwon . Be prepared to swept off your feet! 

Be persuaded! Listen to our musical invite  and here is a helpful map
Weather permitting you could go for a walk on Hampstead Heath afterwards!

7.30pm FREE Radio 6 featured songwriter Lanre 

is playing a set at Wandsworth Arts Festival's HUB - a wonderful structure on WANDLE TRIANGLE a wonderful structure - a cabaret of surprises with a mysterious structure on Wandsworth High Street beside the River Wandle near Southside Shopping Centre. See below for more about WAFF and links for the Hub

TUESDAY 15 May  at 1.15pm 
Juwon Ogungbe is at St Sepulchre without Newgate Church, which is on Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2 DQ as per this map  singing some more beautiful songs with piano accompaniment. This is FREE and a perfect way to enjoy a lunch hour!

SUNDAY 19 May from 1- 5pm is the BIG ONE - 
THE SHIMMY down by the river at Putney SW15 from St Mary's Church to Wandsworth Fields forming the finale of  WANDSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL & FRINGE which is FREE is commissioned to provide music for the event and characteristically artistic director Debbie has made some exciting selections:

MOSI CONDE with friends will pop up anywhere on the promenade with his kora and song

LANRE will play in THE LOUNGE (an outside in living room) and around the ZOETROPE

will open the event and play a second set as well at 
                                                                                                                            PUTNEY WHARF

and MAY PROJECT GARDENS will also field a crew of performers in THE LOUNGE! 

See for more about the whole festival which was launched on 3 May at the fabulous HUB hosted by The Brick Box 

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And before I go this time .... the campaign to SAVE OUR HOSPITALS is still very much alive and kicking - to SAVE OUR NHS too. In West London IF the NHS have their way 4/9 A&Es and soe hospitals will close leaving a population the size of Leeds with no emergency support. This cannot be. Vital services must be defended.  There is an ALL LONDON demonstration on SATURDAY 18 MAY and full info can be found via 

A family member needs support with integrative medicines - to go alongside conventional treatment. IF you would like to CONTRIBUTE to help please contact me via this email: 
info (atsign) . THANK YOU!!!!

Over and out for now - KEEP IN TOUCH!