Event: Yaaba Funk Album Launch

Event: Yaaba Funk Album Launch

Another quality music gig presented by The Golden Stool Project in conjunction with the Afro Palace live sessions. Last years’ show was with the legendary Ebo Taylor and the Afrobeat Academy as the headline act and Yaaba Funk supporting on the night, it was electrifying…!

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Music: M.anifest – Blue

Music: M.anifest – Blue

Ladies and gentlemen, as we enter Spring in touching distance of Summer, here is a transitional track for your ears! An oldie but a classic goodie from M.anifest‘s album “Immigrant Chronicles” released in 2011 entitled “Blue“. A fine song by a talented emcee/entrepreneur, chopping sound lyrics in Twi (Ghanaian language), standard and broken English to a head-nodding/foot-tapping/hip-swaying beat. Have a butchers and for M.anifest‘s latest see “Apae Taxi Diaries” or visit Manifestations.

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Commentary: B.A.N.G – True to Myself

Commentary: B.A.N.G – True to Myself

B.A.N.G (Boring, Alive, Noise and Gone) is a British born spoken word artist based in Holland. A poignant, insightful and visually captivating “14 min” film entitled “True to Myself”.

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Event: Vibrant Nights – April Edition

Event: Vibrant Nights – April Edition

Such a vibrant thing, a vibrant thing, in the Q-Tip mold, is what describes Vibrant Nights! A first Friday monthly affair, where the top DJs Josh, Shaun from Fused Records and Kitty Amor from Slave2thevibe plus this months special guest DJ Ayr One will play and lace the finest in soulful, funky, uplifting and afro House sounds in the cosy and intimate environs of Shutterbug in Shoreditch.

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Commentary: Ana Tijoux – Hip Hop stands for liberty

Commentary: Ana Tijoux – Hip Hop stands for liberty

The very talented singer/femcee Ana Tijoux comments on life and hip hop. I reckon her and Common on track, c’mon son!

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Poetry: Boonaa Mohammed – How to be a Slave

Poetry: Boonaa Mohammed – How to be a Slave

Poet Boonaa Mohammed‘s piece entitled “How to be a Slave” (text and video). Back in the day they say that I came from slaves, As though being a slave is something that would make me ashamed Touché, homie, you would actually be amazed, To know that we are all slaves, but in what kind of way I mean, some people submit to cigarettes, smoking 5 times a day

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Live Session: Afriquoi – Mokako

Live Session: Afriquoi – Mokako

Afriquoi, the 6-piece band on ‘Mokako’ embodies and embraces the simmering, elegant, African-electro dance to funk!

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Music: Ray Estaire – Talk about It

Music: Ray Estaire – Talk about It

We are indeed going to “Talk About It“. The infectious, uptempo and classy joint by the British artist Ray Estaire.

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Music: Submotion Orchestra – Thinking

Music: Submotion Orchestra – Thinking

Another blessed day, as we resume proceedings with some music to maybe start the week. An on-the-train musical, background audible or turn this up a-little in the headphones at work or simmer down, whatever your fancy! I have said, subtly, for whatever reason :), “the bands with orchestra in the names are quality” – Hidden Orchestra, Alternative Dubstep Orchestra, The Souljazz Orchestra, ladies and gents!

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Music: D.ablo – Find Your Way

Music: D.ablo – Find Your Way

With British music artist D.ablo (UK TerraFirma Crew fame) new audible, from his debut album “The Retrospective“.

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