The work of artist Ken McCalla resonates beyond time, portraying strong spiritual, philosophical and African centred themes in fine art, sculpture and print for over three decades. This short film brings to light one of the great living artist still working in the UK.
In the latest edition of Drop Da Biscuit I have a very interesting discussion with author, activist, educator and researcher Dr Margaret Andrews where, among other things, we look into her efforts to support, highlight and promote the seminal work and activities of Jessica and Eric Huntley.
Vanguards of the London jazz scene have garnered acclaim by cultivating a culture of musical diversity and inclusion passed on through dedicated teachers and a spirit of giving.
A Tribe Called Quest have announced a posthumous album from Phife Dawg.
Coming after the announcement of three new solo albums from A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip, the legendary hip-hop group have revealed that a posthumous album from founding member, Phife Dawg, will be released in 2021.
Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti has been honoured with a commemorative plaque in London. The installation is part of the Black Plaque Project, which will see 30 plaques honouring key Black figures around the city.
In this new edition of Drop Da Biscuit I’m in session with Locksley Gichie, one of the founding members of The Cimarons, the UK’s first homegrown roots reggae band. Locksley has some great stories.
What is “Jazz Rap”? From its start with Hip Hop producers sampling jazz records and collaborating with jazz artists to modern day artists. Very interesting article on Bandcamp.
The creators of an online tool explain how they’re shining a light on the infamously shady music industry. Check out the story at Pitchfork.
The multi-generational, cross-genre musical collaboration bash is back. This time featuring 25 musicians/composers/producers and music videos. Pre-order Digital for 20th November...
If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley.