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90% #OutOf100 – Spike Lee’s Series Reboot of She’s Gotta Have It. You’ve Gotta Watch It.

The problem with writing reviews after watching something which speaks so directly to your soul is that it’s difficult to hide behind your reviewer’s shield. There’s no time to wait for the emotions to get back into their lock-boxes when the deadline calls. Here goes. Spike Lee deserves dissertation-length words about him, his work and his legacy. This is a pre-apology, because… time. She’s Gotta Have It (SGHI) the 2017 series based on Mr. Lee’s 1986 first ever feature film of the same name will have landed on Netflix by the time you’re reading this review. The film in a nutshell – Beautiful Nola Darling...

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92% #OutOf100: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine de Bique Shine With The “Chineke! Orchestra” in Prom 62

On August 30th, the late night Prom hosted the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts debut of the Chineke! Orchestra, and it was an unequivocal triumph, despite its disappointing time slot! Classical Nigerian-Irish Londoner and double bassist Chinyere Adah “Chi Chi” Nwanoku, OBE, has an eclectic, distinguished career, which goes from strength to strength. As a professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and founder-member, her latest triumph comes after the incredible achievement of pulling together not just Britain’s, but Europe’s, first professional (and associated junior) BME-majority classical orchestra. Named the Igbo translation of “God makes/creates“,...

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