The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift Film Screening and Q&A: SOAS, 7th November 2017

The Costly Gift The Costly Gift is a documentary film by London based Eritrean Director Dawit Gebreyesus that, tells the story Biniam who dreams of becoming an international footballer, though he has never owned a football. Fortunately for Biniam, relatives, who live in the USA, send him a football. However, grandfather Tsgai insists that Biniam must work and study at school to attain such a “costly gift”. The film metaphorically examines the real burden of ‘food aid’ by exposing the limitations and reliance imposed upon Biniam’s family, further examining the conflicts inherent…

NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

  @dollabillz and @ad1000z  are spitting out London Naijaisms in this joint production with @dapoturbuna  adding the Afrobeat flavour from Nigeria in this rather interesting melange of Afrobeats and Hip Hop with crisp clear production, multi-layered beats and some contrasting flows from the two featured artists, which complement each other very well and maintains the listener’s interest in the track to the very end. Aiye Nreti is Yoruba for World Hope and the discerning listener would recognise that King Sunny Ade released a tune of the same name, thus Dolla Billz, Adam One…

#MusicMonday: More Mogya!

#MusicMonday: More Mogya!

MORE MOGYA wasn’t supposed to happen. Larry isn’t much of a fan of sequels (apart from Terminator 2 and Street Fighter 2), but he had unfinished business…. MEH MOGYA focused on an electric, big-band sound of Highlife music whereas MORE MOGYA incorporates the use of Palm-wine guitar infused with other acoustic instruments. The samples from this album were kindly used by permission of Musician, Journalist, Author, and Musicologist, John Collins who has been involved in the West African music scene since 1969. John also runs the Bokoor African Popular Music…

Native Sun – Lightness of Happiness (Official Music Video)

Native Sun – Lightness of Happiness (Official Music Video)

Hip Hop Afro Beat group @NativeSun collaborate with one of the UK’s Biggest Hip-Hop Music directors @Globalfaction for yet another exciting video. “Lightness of Happiness” is the third single released from their new album “Indigenous Soundwaves” now available on iTunes and all good digital stores. Lightness of Happiness by Native Sun Tweet