The Art of The Black Panthers

Black Panthers Art

Emory Douglas

Art

USA


Get a little insight into revolutionary graphic designer, Emory Douglas. Using, just black, white and whatever additional colour he could afford at the time, his art has been used through history to cut through the injustices faced by black people in the west. This is Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers. 

Brainchild presents 'GIRLS IN SOUND'

GIRLS IN SOUND

Brainchild

Music

London, UK


We love to see women in every work sector and sometimes, there simply is not enough coverage of the great women who are working in male dominated industries. So, when we heard about this we immediately wanted to show our support, as there are some brilliant female music producers, and women who are in music. 

Before we crack on, what is Brainchild?

Brainchild is a community, that supports artists in the UK, and they are definitely part of the The Elektrik Cave family. They hold an annual festival every year, that aims to support some of the UK underground artists, and their stages have been graced by the likes of Nerija, Mina and Poppy Adujha. Brainchild is a family and community of artists that are united by their love of music, art, poetry and loads more. 

What is this? 

They are teaming up with a London based producer called Mina to bring you 'GIRLS IN SOUND'.

Across three Sunday afternoon sessions, you'll be welcomed to learn about music production, from sampling and sound design to song structure, remixing, recording and mastering. Plus, it doesn't matter what level you consider yourself to be at, it's a chance to learn and network with other brilliant women. 

Participants will be provided with a specially made sample pack of sounds as well as a pack of acapellas for remixing.

There will be ten places per session, and they will cost £5 per person. Ideally participants will be able to attend all 3 dates: Sunday 5th, 12th and 19th February, 1pm - 4pm. To take part, please fill in this form by 7pm on the 27th January: 
https://goo.gl/forms/GMbZ4ypLoMNXZ5sS2

If you can't afford the £5 session cost, get in touch with Brainchild at team@brainchildfestival.co.uk and they will see if there is something they can do. 

 


SESSIONS OUTLINE: 

Session 1 - Sampling & sound design
05/02/17, 1pm - 4pm
Learn about the building blocks of music making, how to find and use samples, and how to create and record your own. You will learn to create sounds using a variety of synthesisers. 

Session 2 - Structure, remixing and vocal recording
12/02/17, 1pm - 4pm
Learn how to turn your samples and loops into a full track. We will break down tracks from a variety of genres into parts to learn about how to structure a song effectively. You will also learn about the process of remixing using the acapella pack. Plus a live demonstration of how to record your own vocal a guest vocalist.

Session 3 - Mixing & mastering
19/02/17, 1pm - 4pm
Learn how to use effects and plugins to transform your tracks into finished pieces of music.
You will go over various techniques and also explain the mastering process. During the session there will be a chance for constructive feedback for works in progress.

They will also have a question and answer time at the end each session where you can ask any questions you may have about getting into the music industry, such as marketing, events, radio, touring and working with labels.

Things to do in London | 12 - 18th December 2016

We've put together a list of all the great things happening in London this week, so you don't have to! 


Monday, 12th December | lundi, 12 décembre

Gamelan Beginner Course, Southbank Centre

Although, this may be the last one. So click on the link to find out more details. 

Wednesday, 14th December | mercredi, 14 décembre

TRC presents : Maisha + Equal Echo live, Total Refreshment Centre

Maisha will send you grooving in to another existence. 

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Soumik Datta Sonic Boom Series: Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Rich Mix

A free event in the heart of Shoreditch that will undoubtedly open your mind. Soumik Datta hosts these events monthly at Rich Mix. 

Thursday, 15th December | jeundi, 15 décembre

Skin Deep X TRC Sonic Transmissions: Nérija, Total Refreshment Centre

Erica of The Elektrik Cave will be chatting to an all female jazz collective from London called Nerija. We'll be listening to brand new exclusive tracks as well as finding out a bit more about their latest record. Definitely one to check. 

Friday, 16th December | vendredi, 16 décembre

Beat Meet (L.A.B Collective), Upstairs at the Ritzy

Get your dose of beats this week from the guys behind LAB Collective, They feature on The Elektrik Cave radio show often. 

Banoffee Pies Presents: Jay Daniel, The Colombian

Another one The Elektrik Cave loves. He recently released a new record on Ninja Tune's sister label (Technicolour Recordings) earlier this year and it's brilliant. 

Saturday, 17th December | samedi, 17 décembre

22a present: Ruby Rushton, Al Dobson Jr, Do£ Boy & Bassa + more, Jazz Cafe

You're in for a treat with this one. Jazz Cafe are pulling all these amazing musicians, and hosting them in the legendary venue. Definitely one to check. 

Sunday, 18th December | dimanche, 18 décembre

Gilles Peterson, Yussef Kamaal & Thris Tian, XOYO

It's time to party! Brownswood are hosting their annual Christmas party at XOYO, and it's going to be mega. 

4 To The Floor Sunday Sessions #16 5th Anniversary Party, The Book Club

Celebrate 4 To The Floor's 5th anniversary this Sunday. Throw down some moves on the dance floor. 


Koka Stepper Miniature

Koka Stepper Miniature

 Koka Nikoladze

Music

Oslo, Norway


Sound designer, composer and producer Koka Nikoladze spoke to Elektrik Kulture about one of his latests inventions, the Koka Stepper Miniature. Using merely a circuit board, wood, 12 screws and of course a motor, he's designed an instrument that creates electronic grooves. 

1. Firstly, what is the purpose of music? Massive question but as a composer and producer I assume you believe there is a purpose to music.

Purpose of music, wow, amazing question. Does music have only one purpose? I think not, well, of course not. I think anybody who tries to find only one general purpose of music will hit the wall. To me, music is a profession - it is science.  And I’m glad to be a professional - scientist of one of the most ancient forms of entertainment.

Music sounds satisfying to me. This belief is enough to want to dedicate my life to music. 

I suddenly become curious about something and that automatically means insane obsession with that idea.

2. Okay, so now we've got the big philosophical question out of the way, tell me a bit about yourself. Who are you? Where in the world are you from and where are you based? 

I’m from Georgia, was born in the capital, Tbilisi. I literally had a dark childhood, which means days and months without electricity, long cold winters, etc., but a lot of music every day. Now Georgia is becoming a super country, things have changed radically since then.

I studied violin at the specialised music school and then a conservatoire, then moved to Germany and studied composition in Stuttgart. Finally, I moved to Oslo and did my masters in Performing New Music technology. Now I’m doing my PhD at the Norwegian Academy of Music. 

3. Your Georgian background, does that influence anything you create musically. Is there a massive influence from that?

Obviously it does. But it’s not necessarily Georgian music that impacts my work. It is complex. 

I can’t really say if some Georgian poetry impacts my taste of rhythm or if horrifying soviet architecture (huge concrete buildings with hundreds of windows and doors, which all look so similar), is the reason for me to like certain kinds of repetitions. It’s complex.  

3. Koka's Stepper Miniature, tell me a bit about it. Will there ever be a Koka's Stepper - a much larger version? 

“Koka's Stepper Miniature", as most of my instruments, is a result of sudden curiosity. Sometimes I suddenly become curious about something and that automatically means insane obsession with that idea. I have to do something immediately to satisfy my brain. So I just thought of making an instrument out of a stepper motor and made it overnight. It worked so well that I’m now actually planning to bring it a step further and to produce a polyphonic version. I just need an additional element that will make me curious again. 

...holding a separatist view is similar to saying that we can drink coffee, we can drink milk, but not both of them at the same time.

5. How do you even go about making an instrument? Is that difficult? Have you made other instruments before this one?

I’ve been making instruments for quite a while, but mostly digital instruments - digital synthesizers and sound processing tools for my work as a composer. Recently I got access to some great tools at the local hacker space, Bitraf. I learnt how to use a laser cutter, CNC machine and other stuff, so now I can actually materialise much more ideas then I could a while ago. I get plenty of new ideas every time new tools become available to me. 

6. What made you use screws when you were creating the "Screwboard"? You could've used something completely different, that was also small and metal? No?

Yes, actually making a screwboard was an aesthetic decision, gently touching smooth screw heads and changing tones simply feels good, but it also had a practical reason. It is easy to make a simple circuit board, which you sandwich between two layers of wood, and then you tighten everything with screws, which also become touch-sensitive keys. Everything fits together so well, as if all elements - circuit boards, wood, screws, etc., were created only to exist in that combination.  

7. Finally, why is it so important to push electronic technology and acoustic instruments together? Should people hold a separatist view on acoustic and electronics? 

I think, holding a separatist view is similar to saying that we can drink coffee, we can drink milk, but not both of them at the same time. It does not imply that either one is better, it’s totally up to your taste, isn’t it? Well, I know there are some strong opinions about tea with milk, I don’t like it, but a vast majority of British people would probably murder me for saying that. There is a saying - every man to his taste. I personally find combining electronic and acoustic technology super exciting. 

Thanks Koka.

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CAPIOCA

CAPIOCA 

Becky and Byron 

London, UK


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A new follower appears. I'm on twitter of course, and I saw that I was now being followed by CAPIOCA. Occasional I like checking out some of my new followers, figuring out what they are all about, where their passions are held, seeing if there is any cross over with The Elektrik Cave. It caught my eye instantly, and reminded me of an online version of This American Life or some other podcast that episodically explores peoples lives. 

CAPIOCA is an online platform that gathers little tales from people doing interesting things, and apparently to them I was interesting.

I did an interview with them. Check out the interview here.
 

Hijra's Hustle

Hijra's Hustle

Almass Badat

Politics

SCREENING 23rd January 2016, Bertha Dochouse

India 


Set in India, filmmaker and journalist Almass Badat has created a short documentary that explores the dangerous lives of the trans-gender community in India. Taking the word 'Hijra', which holds history in Hindi as meaning "leaving ones tribe", the word is currently used to refer to a trans-women from the South Asian region. 

PHOTO CREDIT: ALMASS BADAT

PHOTO CREDIT: ALMASS BADAT

Under Indian law, the Supreme Court ruled that, members of the transgender community can identify themselves with the third gender on official documents. However the reality is often much different as trans-people fear the repercussions of identifying with this "third gender". The stigma of "leaving ones tribe" seems to echo, and hold resonance in contemporary India. Members of the Indian trans-community are often denied health care, and are frequently refused travel on public transport. 

However, some historic Hindu texts consider Hijra's to be sacred. This view of the trans-community fluctuates between being a welcomed spiritual and sacred experience, to it being a rejected experience, picked up from the liberal West. As a result, living as a trans-man or woman is difficult and trans-women are often left to turn to prostitution and begging as a means of survival.

Almass badat PHOTO CREDIT: hijra's HUSTLE 

Almass badat
PHOTO CREDIT: hijra's HUSTLE 

Gender fluidity in India is very much visible and part of a number of traditions. The Hijras are constantly on the fence - respected by many and detested by many too. As my own perceptions were challenged, Bengaluru’s Hijra community uncovered a multifaceted meaning to human suffering.
— Almass Badat

Screening will be held at Bertha Dochouse, 26th January 2016.

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Appear Without Trace

Appear Without Trace: Surviving Eurocentrism 

Art

London, UK

Manila, PHILIPPINES

Nicole Coson x Display Gallery x Asia House

PHOTO CREDIT: Display Gallery/Nicole Coson

PHOTO CREDIT: Display Gallery/Nicole Coson

Display Gallery x Asia House are hosting a conversation with the Filipino born, London based artist, Nicole Coson to discuss her latest exhibition. Coson will discuss the importance of culture and holding an authentic display of culture. Interestingly the discussion on Eurocentrism is being held by a Danish journalist, Jeppe Ugelvig, so I suspect the conversation will be very thought provoking. 

Momentum, Make Up and Time are themes that run through her latest collection of work. 


Tickets are free.  


Low Battery

Low Battery 

Jack G Marshall 

Display Gallery

London, UK

8th - 29th October 2015


IMAGE CREDIT: Jack G Marshall 

IMAGE CREDIT: Jack G Marshall 

After the brilliant success of 'Inner City Ooz', which saw a collaboration of art from Archie Marshall and Jack Marshall (also known as Mister Gone), Jack Marshall (b.1992) will be returning to the Display Gallery in Holborn to showcase his first independent exhibition. 

The exhibition has been motivated by Marxist thinker and philosopher Lefebvre, who developed an essay which analysed the rhythm of urban spaces. In the opening chapter of 'Rhythmanalysis', Lefebvre acknowledges that we forget the "organic aspect" of rhythm, and so often we turn it in to something very "mechanical". The essay is written in a way that parallels the structure of a story, SO I wonder if Marshall will narrate our journey through an urban space within the Display Gallery. 

IMAGE CREDIT: Jack G Marshall 

IMAGE CREDIT: Jack G Marshall 

Themes of regeneration, vandalism, advertising and noise pollution will be present and layered to resemble the art of the comic. Spray painted tapestry will be draped along the walls to show the impulses and motives that the city dances to. 

Private viewing 7th October 2015. Open to the public from the 8th October.


Low Battery 

Jack G Marshall 

Display Gallery 

8th - 29th October 2015


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Erica's First DJing Gig at the National Theatre

National Theatre x Roundhouse

Roundhouse Radio Take Over The #RiverStage

Event 

London, UK

28th August 2015


 

Come join us, I'll be DJing from 6:45 until 7:30pm. Let your hair down, have a drink and of course shake a leg. 

See you on Friday.

E x

For more information on the event click on the link


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Yo! Subscribe! | Elektrik Kulture Podkast

Elektrik Kulture Podkast

Erica McKoy

Subscribe on iTunes


Listen and subscribe to the Elektrik Kulture Podkasts on iTunes for free!

Yes - for free! You'll get it straight to your phone, iPad or Mac.

I'm currently working on my next podcast. Thank you for all the support so far. 

Here's the latest podcast...


Crafting Handmade Bespoke Designs with Recycled Leather

Tree Fairfax 

Design 

Art 

Virginia, USA

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax 

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax 

Recently I came across US born and based designer Tree Fairfax on Instagram. Her work is dynamic in it's nature, she creates one off pieces by reusing leather. I was completely in awe of her work not only for it's beauty but also because she really enjoys reusing and avoiding the waste of leather. I found myself scrolling through her pictures and failing in love with loads of her designs (and of course double clicking pretty much everything). In fact I really need to get my hands on a few of her bags - and I think you'll feel exactly the same way. I decided to comment on one of her instagram pictures and to arrange an interview. 

You'll find a discount code for her Etsy site, below. 


Elektrik Kulture. Who are you? 

Tree Fairfax:  Tree Fairfax

EK. Where are you from?

TF: USA Roanoke VA 

EK. How did you get in to designing and creating your own bags?

TF: I decided to create my own bags when I didn't have the money to buy the expensive bags in the stores. In the beginning I would go to Goodwill and buy all of the vintage leather skirts and jackets. I would use that leather to create bags for my self and friends. My love for working with recycled leather grew! I created more and more and got a little better each time.

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax 

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax 

EK. You reuse materials? Why have you decided to reuse old leathers (and other materials)?

TF: I love working with recycled leather, the quantity is limited which helps to keep my creativity up!  I work with both recycled and new leather however I hate wasting anything, so I prefer to work with recycled leather. I love the look and feel of it. Distressed leather is the best!

EK. What is the biggest challenge you face when doing that? 

TF: The challenge is finding more leather and when I have request to make duplicate bags. My supply is limited and I create small batches, I love this but some shop owners do not understand the quantity limits. I love creating one of a kind pieces that will never be made again with that same leather.

EK. Do you still ever buy bags from local shops? Or do you just use the bags you make?

TF: I do buy bags from other shops, there is a shop in my town, The Village which has handmade bags from Africa and I am obsessed with vintage handbags.

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax

CREDIT: Tree Fairfax

EK. How helpful has social media been in supporting your new designs?

TF: Social medial has been huge in supporting my designs. I have collaborated with amazing people from other countries and towns. It's been a huge help in getting my brand exposure and I get so much positive feedback from lovely people that I have never even met! 

EK. What 3 top tips would you give to younger designers who are trying to do the same thing as you?

TF: Do what you love, try new things and have no fear!

EK. What should we be looking out for? Whats to come from Tree?

TF: I want to create some new pieces for the home, leather baskets, storage bins, pillows and anything else that I can think of! I am always trying new things, always looking for inspiration, I want to continue to grow!


 Instagram: treefairfax
Facebook: treefairfax
Pinterest: treefairfax
www.treefairfax.blogspot.com

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Elektrik Kulture Podkast - Brown Girls

Elektrik Kulture x Two Brown Girls 

Kulture | Politics

London, UK

Delhi, India

It's here, the second Elektrik Kulture podcast! 

In this episode we explore whether feminism, a western approach to feminism - could ever apply to South Asian cultures. Working with Aaminah and Seetal from the Two Brown Girls blog and we discussed the topic of feminism. Music was provided by Sarabjeet Dogra and Gurbaksh Singh, and poetry was written and performed by Aditi Rao. 

CREDIT: TWO BROWN GIRLS BLOG

CREDIT: TWO BROWN GIRLS BLOG

This podcast was an interesting one to unpick for me. In my mind I was going back and forth with culturally relative rights and wrongs whilst trying to maintain a neutral voice in the piece.

In order to be a liberated women, maybe you do have to detach yourself from traditional roles, which for most people is understood as removing yourself from restricting and heavy ideals (but for others may be considered as detaching yourself from the rightful way genders should act).

But maybe its not so easy, maybe it's about having the choice - as a liberated feminist (woman) you can choose to be a traditional homemaker, or perhaps you could choose to perform non-domestic roles. Or you could dabble in both worlds freely. But is that ever possible in South Asian cultures? Or are the majority of South Asian homes far too conservative - because they hold pride in their customs? 

I've always known the decorative elements of Desi culture to be something I consider beautiful. The differing tastes in food from each region, the absolutely stunning sounds created from the most beautiful instruments, the use of colour, fashion, architecture and literature which has undoubtedly shaped some of my knowledge. The list is endless. And theses are the things South Asians proudly pride themselves on - and thats what I love about the Two Brown Girls blog. However there is a side of the culture that I don't particularly like, (a side that to be fair is often over used in the media to elevate western culture as supreme to any other but nevertheless is still important to recognise) - which is the subordination and silencing of women. The complete marginalisation of girls over boys, which results in high levels of domestic abuse, rape, female foeticide, shaming and honour killings. 

Does a new type of feminism need to be created for South Asians? And more specifically people of South Asian diaspora, and those living in urban capitals - who are seeing the result of globalisation and moving in the direction of the west, whilst trying to balance their culture with western ideas of feminism. 

THINK | QUESTION | CONVERSE. 

Many thanks and love to all those who helped and supported this podcast. 

Erica x


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Topics to make you think, question and converse. 

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The Midnight Run x Roundhouse

Not all those who wander are lost
— The MNR

 

The Midnight Run x Roundhouse

Event 

18th July 2015

Inua Ellams

London, UK

The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists/activists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps.

The Midnight Run celebrates 10 years of growing success with a European tour featuring events in Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Paris and London. As London is the Midnight Run’s home city, there will be four simultaneous events on one night starting in North, South, East and West London.

 

 

#MNRlight2015


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Elektrik Kulture speaks to TWO BROWN GIRLS

Happy Sunday! I know it's Monday tomorrow, but shushhh - it's fine. 

I spoke to the wonderful writers of the Two Brown Girls blog (a blog I read quite often) for a podcast back in April. The podcast is almost ready, a few tweaks here and there - but it will be out next Sunday. In the mean time, I thought I'd catch up with them, so that you can get to know them a bit better before the podcast comes out. 


'Elektrik Kulture Podkast - Brown Girls' 

Elektrik Kulture x Two Brown Girls 

OUT NEXT SUNDAY

10:00 AM GMT

Aaminah | Seetal | Erica


We’ve both struggled with our cultural and religious identity and have been navigating living in a Western society whilst trying to grasp and understand our culture.
— TBG
Credit: Two Brown Girls 

Credit: Two Brown Girls 

Elektrik Kulture.  Who are the people behind the Two Brown Girls blog? Tell us a little about your cultural backgrounds.  

Two Brown Girls (Seetal and Aaminah): We're two friends that met at University and instantly clicked despite our contrasting backgrounds. Seetal is from a Sikh Punjabi family who migrated to India via Kenya and has been involved in Indian classical arts from a young age whereas Aaminah is Muslim from a Pakistani/Indian family and has a passion for literature and classical Arabic. 

EK.  Where did you meet? 

TBG: We met while studying at UCL during the first week of University. From that first meeting we've stuck together, lived together and travelled together over the past five years. 

EK. Whats the best characteristic, or one thing you really admire in each other? 

S: I admire Aaminah's light-heartedness, optimism and grounded nature. She's unapologetic and completely unaware of how beautiful she is, which is endearing but often completely hilarious. 

A: I admire Seetal’s drive and ambition. She’s always working, researching, writing or training. She spends her time wisely and well, and it’s something that I think about every time I feel like giving up or being lazy. Oh, and she also does the best impressions. 

EK.  Why did you set up the blog? 

TBG: We filled a gap and created something that we ourselves would’ve loved to exist. We've both struggled with our cultural and religious identity and have been navigating living in a Western society whilst trying to grasp and understand our culture. We know so many others that have gone through the same journey and so we founded the blog to create an online resource where BROWNGIRLS like us can be inspired, empowered and realise what's possible. 

CREDIT: Two brown girls 

CREDIT: Two brown girls 

TBG has helped them feel empowered and more connected to their culture
— TBG

EK.  What's one idea/philosophy you always have in mind when creating content for your blog?

S: Be authentic, inspiring and interesting. 

A: Keep it original, engaging and real.

EK.  What have the highlights been so far, for you both as writers of the Two Brown Girls blog? 

TBG: We’ve received really cool opportunities since having founded the blog, but our biggest highlight is getting messages from BROWNGIRLS around the world saying how TBG has helped them feel empowered and more connected to their culture. The new website and rebranding was also a highpoint for us and motivated us to take bigger steps for TWO-BROWNGIRLS in the future.

EK. Tell us a little about the vlog series you've started recently.

A: I love going to India and spending time with my cousins, and wanted to share my experiences with our readers. So, we launched 'TBG INDIA VLOGS' - I'm surprised at the positive response we got. I wasn't sure if everyone else would find them as entertaining as we do, but clearly they did! 

S: We also were working on branching out into video content, and thought it would be a great way for readers and followers to get to know us better and get a glimpse into our lives and personalities. We might do more....


EK. What other South Asian blogs would you recommend to check out? 

Homegrown - http://homegrown.co.in/

Women's Web - http://www.womensweb.in/

Kaur Life - http://www.kaurlife.org/

EK. What does the future hold for the Two Brown Girls blogs? What can we expect to see? 

TBG: We'd love to expand from online curation to offline interactions and make a difference in 'real-life' too but we're growing organically as we always have, and are excited to see where the blog takes us. 


Website: www.two-browngirls.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/2browngirls

Twitter:  @two_browngirls


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Independent Label Market | Summer

Independent Label Market

Event

Kulture

London, UK 

Two weeks until the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields, East London. 

Loads of brilliant labels are going to be out on Saturday, 11th July selling only their best records. So expect it to be packed out with crate diggers. My suggestion would be to go from really early and to make a day of it. 

Some of The Elektrik Cave favourites include:

Big Dada
Black Acre
Eglo
Far Out 
Lex
Mais Um Disco
Moshi Moshi 

Ninja Tune
No Pain In Pop
Soul Jazz
Tru Thoughts
True Thoughts
XL

 

Check out the website for a full list. 


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The Space Rhyme Continuum

The Space Rhyme Continuum

Kulture

Sumochief x Mas Law

London, UK

 

Come to the third instalment of The Space Rhyme Continuum with some friends of The Elektrik Caves, SumoChief. 

 A collaborative musical journey, hosted by SumoChief, welcomes all emcees, vocalists and poets as well as those of you who want to enjoy a vibe.  

Inspired by the music of artists such as J Dilla, D'Angelo, The Roots and The Robert Glasper Experiment. It will be a night of experimentation, jams, and performances from Sumochief and their special guests.


25th June. 

Doors: 7:30pm

Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton

FREE ENTRY.


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Dear White People

Dear White People 

Film 

Kulture

Justin Simien | Adriana Serrano

London, UK

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. 

 

Dear White People has announced that there will be an official screening and after party taking place on the 8th July in the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Sq. 

Book your ticket here



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Broken English

 

Broken English 

Art | Kulture 

Rupi Kaur

Toronto, Canada

When you think about mocking someone that sounds or looks different to you?

Or embarrassedly laughing at your "fresh" ways, when faced by ignorant others who don't understand your culture, or when you're ashamed to eat, wear or fully wrap yourself up in the culture of your families motherland. Don't you dare. Don't you ever be ashamed. Remember it's beautiful, and you're beautiful.

A late Sunday evening post (well, early Monday morning post), to inspire those of you with creative minds that can't sleep. 

 

Young Artist Day on BBC Radio 3

Young Artist Day 

Art

BBC Radio 3 | Roundhouse 

London, UK

Radio 3 will be celebrating Young Artist Day today, in collaboration with Camden's iconic Roundhouse. 

From 16:30 BST, you'll be able to hear a live studio audience for the BBC Radio 3 show, In Tune. 

At some point in those two hours I'm very happy to announce that my first package for Radio 3 will be going out live. As well as a few voice overs I did for the station.

Tickets for the event have unfortunately sold out, but you'll be able to listen live from the BBC Radio 3 website from 16:30.

If I'm able to, I will be tweeting throughout the event, so to follow my live tweets head over the @Erica_McKoy on twitter.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty 

South Asian Arts Dance Academy

Arts | Kulture 

Leeds, UK



Help support a dance company based in Leeds. Some friends of mine based in Leeds need a hand to get this project on it's feet. 

It sounds like its going to be a really beautiful performance, of Indian classical dance (a combination of Bharatanatyam and Kathak), and stunning puppetry. Plus, if that doesn't make you want to give a little something, I think it'll be a great way of boosting these young peoples confidence through the art of movement and endurance.

Plus on top of that, there are some great rewards for pledgers. 



A message from the South Asian Arts Dance Academy:

Help to create a dream come true by pledging to support the creation of 'Sleeping Beauty' through Indian dance - a unique and magical idea that will inspire dedicated dance students and breathe a fresh breath of life into two of the most beautiful classical dance traditions in the world! We want to bring people of all backgrounds to the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on 23rd July to witness a touching fairytale told in a whole new way. 

There are some great rewards on offer for however much you can give so be quick to grab the best packages and be part of the dream!