Somewhere you should go…ZAN feat. pioneers of UK Hip Hop (Rodney P, Blak Twang, Roots Manuva et. al) @ the Jazz Cafe, January 31st
With today’s music charts, radio stations and gig venues becoming the homes of many UK Hip Hop artists, it is easy to forget those who pioneered the music genre on British soil Back in the 90s; legends such as Roots Manuva, Rodney P and Blak Twang brought Hip-Hop straight out of the British Streets, and now for one night in the name of charity, these leaders - along with Klashnekoff, Skinnyman and MC D (amongst others) - will be performing new material and classic hits at the Jazz Cafe to raise awareness for an autism charity.
Zain’s Autism Network (ZAN) was founded by filmmaker Matt Robinson, whose son Zain suffers from Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The event will help raise funds for Zain’s Bio-medical treatment, as well as The Osteopathic Centre for Children and Caudwell Children.
The night will feature the song “Autistic”, written exclusively for ZAN by MC D which aims to dispel negative preconceptions of the condition – and a short screening will be shown featuring some of the performers expressing their own feelings about the condition.
The event will be held on Monday 31 Jan, from 7pm-12am. To book tickets and for more details, head to www.jazzcafelive.com (Words: Aaron-Spencer Charles)
10:00 am • 28 January 2011
Somewhere you should go…Late At Tate Britain: Off The Wall (January 7th)
The first week of 2011 sees the Tate Britain offer up an eclectic evening of performances, music and comedy (not to mention a spoken word remix of MJ’s Off The Wall itself - my goodness!) and includes notable names such as Blacktronica (Charlie Dark) and Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz. It’s free too, from 6-11pm. BIG.
11:03 am • 5 January 2011 • 3 notes
Arrested Development at the Barbican…Photographer Akin Aworan aka Pixgremlin kindly shared his shots from last’s night show (which was awesome by the way!); People Everyday still sounded as fresh as it’s 1992 debut and Speech hasn’t aged one bit! (Pics: Akin Aworan)
8:05 am • 14 October 2010
COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to see Arrested Development at the Barbican on October 13th!
The Cultural Exposé have partnered with The Barbican, one of London’s leading arts, music and culture venues, to give away a pair of tickets to one of the most exciting shows on their music programme this season. Arrested Development are the Grammy-winning hip-hop group who will be best remembered for their 90s crossover hits Mr Wendal and People Everyday - and they’re back in the UK next week in support of their new album, Strong.
The night kicks off with London-based Ghanaian MC and 2010 Mobo nominee M3NSA, who’ll be performing tracks from his new album, No.1 Mango Street - so expect this night to be a ROADBLOCK!
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4:52 am • 7 October 2010
The Mayor’s Thames Festival…It’s been happening since 1997, yet this is the first time I attended the annual event, which takes place every September. Couldn’t stay for the evening’s carnival (I heard it’s better than Notting HILL!), but I checked out the festivities on Sunday afternoon and was impressed!
10:00 am • 13 September 2010
NYC, Day 31…For the record, I’m not a party chick, but there’s ALOT of parties and events happening in New York on a regular basis (and mid-week too, something which has totally messed up the British in me lol) Tonight’s affair was held at Slate NYC (54 W 21st Street) to mark the new John Legend/The Roots album, and although they weren’t there, a singer named Steph Jones was instead. He was good too!
10:00 am • 31 August 2010 • 2 notes