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[Film] World Premiere of steel pan documentary ‘Panomundo’ to take place in London

6th October 2014 |

“Bringing Sunshine to October” is a series of films by Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper that will be shown at various locations during Black History Month. Along with Panomundo, 12 Months, The Other Side of Carnival and other films will be … Read More

[Trailer] The Hip Hop Fellow: Producer 9th Wonder spends a year at Harvard University

21st February 2014 |

I’m always intrigued when finding out about how educational institutions in the US integrate the likes of Hip Hop, pop culture (and even Beyonce) into their programs, so was really excited to come across 9th Wonder’s latest project which I … Read More

[Event] Numbi Arts in conversation with Afrobeat veteran Tony Allen + Afro Disco at Rich Mix

15th November 2013 | | 2 Comments

 

 “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”

– Fela Kuti

Words from a musician many would attribute to being the father of the Afrobeat genre, to Fela Kuti – drummer and composer Tony Allen is the man … Read More

Mixtape Love: ‘Songs for Desmond and Shirley’ – Wedding Blog Beyond Beyond creates playlists inspired by TV couples

11th November 2013 |

Thanks to Pinterest and Munaluchi magazine the idea of planning a wedding seems a lot more fun than reality shows like Bridezilla make them out to be. I’d never seen a wedding playlist before either until a few … Read More

[Watch] Melanie Fiona Covers Alanis Morisette’s ‘Ironic’

10th August 2012 |

 

We’ve loved Melanie Fiona since her debut here at Parlour, so when I happened upon this Billboardvideo of our girl Meli covering Alanis Morisette‘s “Ironic,” I had to share. Maybe it’s just me but this 1990s cut went perfectly with my teen angst and … Read More

[Video] Kirani City – Soca Artist Mr Killa pays homage to the winner of Grenada’s first gold medal

8th August 2012 | | 3 Comments

At 19 years old, Kirani James winner of the 400 metres at this year’s Olympic Games has won his island’s first ever god medal (the first non-American to do so). Scenes of jubilant Grenadians in his hometown … Read More

[Event] Lena Horne Tribute Concert with Brooklyn Philharmonic & Yasiin Bey – June 8th @ Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation

31st May 2012 | | 2 Comments

Yet another reason why I need some kind of tele-transportation device or a clone. I remember seeing clips from this event last year and it looked really cool – the free concert is part of the Brooklyn Philharmonic … Read More

[Event] Respect Jamaica 50th: Celebration of Jamaican Culture to be held at the indigo O2 – July 25th to August 6th

25th May 2012 |

 

To commemorate 50 years of Jamaican Independence a 13 day musical celebration at the indigo O2 featuring an amazing lineup of artists including Damian Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Tarrus Riley, John Holt, and Jimmy Cliff. The Respect Jamaica … Read More

[Photoset] Jesse Boykins III & Ntjam Rosie at The Jazz Cafe London

20th May 2012 |

Hot off the back of what I’ve been hearing was an amazing show by Lalah Hathaway, Aesthetic Sounds put on yet another amazing lineup featuring Amsterdam’s fly girl Ntjam Rosie and the lovely Jesse Boykins III. Ntjam  serenaded the audience … Read More