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Month: April 2017

Sign Up For a Free Membership Trial with The Africa Centre’s New Creative Hub

A new workspace in Southwark offers flexible membership to entrepreneurs and creatives from the UK, Africa and the African-Caribbean Diaspora. THE HUB @TheAfricaCentre is committed to provide an affordable place to work, gain new skills and network. Experience this amazing collaborative workspace customised  by British Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori. THE HUB hot-desk membership costs from £95/month. Membership provides: Priority booking for business gatherings and workshops coming up this Spring Opportunities for greater exposure of your business through our on-site media partner Colourful Radio Full use Mon-Fri 10am-6pm of modern lounge and meeting areas, kitchen space, free Wi-Fi, photocopier, coffee and tea...

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90% #OutOf100 – Six Rounds by Marcus Flemmings

Six Rounds pulls no punches in setting the tension right from the start by stating the riots that occurred in the London boroughs in 2011 was sparked by the murder of an unarmed Mark Duggan by a Metropolitan police officer, a tragedy which still strikes an uneasy chord in many people. This initial tension cleverly intensifies in the next scene which reminiscent of the opening sequence in Raging Bull (1980); Martin Scorsese’s cinematic masterpiece; shifts focus onto two Boxers in a ring slugging it out trying to be first in landing the penultimate deciding blow. A duelling theme definitely seems to be intrinsically woven throughout the piece...

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Royal Court Theatre Announce Lemn Sissay’s The Report Directed By John E Mcgrath

Lemn Sissay was brought up in care and he is taking the social services to court for stealing his life. As part of the legal proceedings Lemn has had to undergo a 5-hour psychological assessment. 
Just before Lemn turns 50, he will hear a reading of The Report for the first time live on the Royal Court stage. He invites the public to join him.

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Hackney Empire presents The European première of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Yardbird is a jazz-infused chamber opera by Daniel Schnyder that tells the story of the great bebop pioneer who revolutionised the world of jazz music, with libretto by award-winning African American poet Bridgette A Wimberly and the orchestra from English National Opera. The production is directed by Ron Daniels and the conductor will be Clark Rundell.

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Go To Black Cultural Archives‎ Free Tribute To Darcus Howe – Sunday 9th April 2017

Black Cultural Archives host a tribute to the life and legacy of anti-racist campaigner and political activist Darcus Howe (1943-2017). This Sunday 9 April from 7-9:30PM, they invite the community to come together to honour the formidable cultural contributions of Darcus Howe. #BCAFilmFest will host a free outdoor screening of, Mangrove Nine (1973) and Travels With My Camera: Is This My Country? (2006), alongside a showcase of Mangrove Nine archival artefacts and tributes. Darcus Howe was a recent contributor to Guerrilla – a new TV drama series inspired by the British Black Power Movement. The first episode will be aired...

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Tinie Tempah – Chasing Flies ft Nea

Whether you’re listening to the more commercial Tinie or the underground Tinie you can’t deny he knows his fanbase and is able to cater to a wide audience. Check out the official video for Tinie’s latest single. I love the concept and the video. This offering is the latest to be released from his forthcoming third studio album entitled Youth which is set to be released this month. Chasing Flies by Tinie Tempah ft Nea YouTube | iTunes | Apple...

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Fuse ODG – Diary ft. Tiwa Savage

Fuse ODG who brought us hit singles such as Badder than Bad, Antenna and Dangerous Love has just released this new single brought to us by his record label Off Da Ground Music. The song entitled Diary features fellow Afrobeats popular artist Tiwa Savage who signed a publishing deal with Roc Nation in 2016. Check out the official video for the club/summer jam. Diary by Fuse ODG ft Tiwa Savage...

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Dave – Revenge

Dave AKA Santan Dave is a rapper from South London who has support in artists such as Drake who featured on the remix to his song Wanna Know. The artist is extremely inventive with his lyrics with a message that is both relatable to his peers but also exuding wisdom that you would not expect from a 19-year-old. Check out latest single Revenge produced by Dave himself (who also wrote the concept for the video) and Fraser T Smith. Revenge by Dave Youtube | Spotify | Apple...

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Emaé – Better

Emaé is a Scottish singer-songwriter who for me has been silently creeping up the ladder in the music industry. Releasing her debut single Something Beautiful back in 2015 which received critical acclaim, she later released her acoustic EP Imperfect Words, this year will see her release her debut album which I’m sure will receive much acclaim. Her latest single Better sets the bar very high as to what we should expect from this artist, a soulful and uplifting song it is a reflection of how the singer sees herself in this moment in time, a song about strength and...

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