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Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds: Trinity, Bristol – live review"
Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds Trinity, Bristol 16th May 2019 Revolutionary dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds land in Bristol on their UK tour. Elfyn Griffith dances political and Michael Brumby takes the photos. Benjamin Zephaniah doesn’t mince his words. Never has done. The dreadlocked dub poet from Handsworth has railed and […]
Sister Nancy & Legal Shot: Fiddlers, Bristol – live review"
Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Fiddlers, Bristol 3rd May 2019 Dancehall’s first female DJ Sister Nancy brought her rhymes to Bristol last week. Elfyn Griffith felt the force. There’s much boomtastic bombastic, riddley diddley boing and all that malarkey going on in South Bristol tonight as a reggae dancehall night takes place at Fiddlers. This […]
Mbongwana Star: From Kinshasa – album review"
Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit) DL | CD | LP Out Now 9 / 10 An excellent combination of European and African culture makes for an eclectic and essential debut from Mbongwana Star and French hip-hop/techno producer Doctor L. Louder Than War’s Dave Beech reviews. From just a single listen, From Kinshasa proves to be a refreshing, […]
The Specials: The Specials, More Specials, In The Studio – album review"
In a General Election year, this reissue of music by Coventry’s The Specials serves as a timely reminder of the power of music.
Bob Marley and The Wailers: Easy Skankin’ In Boston ’78 – album review"
As part of the celebrations of what would have been Marley’s 70th birthday, a fitting live tribute to the Tuff Gong. Joe Whyte reviews.