Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KaseO Jazz Magnetism - Boogaloo

Thanks to David Perez from the Tired of Hip Hop Being Blamed for So Much Negativity (THHBB) Facebook Group for sharing this.
Nice vid. Hearing the musical sonics of other language makes so much possible.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sound of Rum - Cannibal kids

How we Love a bit of Kate Tempest

Friday, October 21, 2011

THE LEEDS YOUNG AUTHORS: Featuring Tila and Tavelah

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

An brilliant piece of dance and spoken word piece in honour of a music and culture that inspired him.

'Love My London' by

August was a tough month for  London.
Some of our finest London based Poets take you on a visual and musical tour
of the city you can love to hate or hate to love but bottom line, 'Love' exists in the sentence...

'Love My London' ft Soneni, The Soul ft. Leroy Rose,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Notes from an Exorcism: An Ishi Meditation

Although the poet is mystery at the moment (gotta do more research - Tekhen?) you can still check out Imani Uzuri that inspired him to write this

: ) Oness Sankara

Love the fun vibe of this. And for those FB Twitter fiends, this onez for you!! : )

Skin - Kwame Dawes From 'Wisteria'

Wisteria: Twilight Songs from the Swamp Country, was a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Prize.  These poems are written in the voice of elderly African American women from South Carolina who Dawes interviewed in 1995.

 The poems explore the world of Jim Crow South and show the power and resilience in these women who survived in that world and found a capacity to thrive. These are difficult poems, challenging poems and poems that ultimately show Dawes at his most lyrical.  

Wisteria was recently noted in the New York Times as a best selling collection among poetry books published by independent presses. 

This recording of Skin was made Live at the Purcell Room, International Poetry Week 2006.

RIP Fran Landesman, 21st October 1927 - 23rd July 2011

Such a feisty, progressive Woman with inspiring fire in her belly and an incredible poet, whose poetry was sung by the best

"Scars" - one of her most famous. Performed Jan '11.

"Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most"
Written by Fran Landesman

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most"

Once I was a sentimental thing;
threw my heart away each spring.
Now a spring romance
hasn't got a chance.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boonaa Mohammed Signs

Just have to appreciate the musicality in the delivery of Boonaa's voice.

The Dead - Billy Collins Animated Poetry

Monday, October 17, 2011

Linton Kwesi Johnson-All Wi Doin Is Defendin'

Again I had to call upon the might LKJ to make a perfrct example of music and poetry for change. The Images in this adds more weight to bass riddim making the message all the more potent.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oscar Brown Jnr - Bid Em In

Black History Month Begins today in the UK.

Oscar Brown Jnr's
brilliant and haunting redition of day at the auction block...

Lest we forget the Maafa - the African Holocaust. RIP all those lost in it.

Wiki Of Oscar Brown Jnr