'Uprooted': The film that reclaims the true history of jazz dance
2 days ago
When we think of jazz dance - we may think of Broadway, the West End, Liza Minelli or West Side Story. The illuminating film “Uprooted” takes us way further back to the roots of this dance of African descent, born out of slavery and entangled with the African American experience through hip hop and beyond.
Music and a lightshow: London musicians rally for support
3 days ago
Save Our Scene UK (SOS), an association of creative industry workers in the UK, protests with bike rides and noise across London and call for more financial support from the British government for their industry during the pandemic.
Music show: Veteran Nigerian R&B singer Darey drops new EP 'Way Home'
Multi-platinum selling Nigerian artist, songwriter and entertainer Darey is a superstar in his home country and respected around the world. His music has been nominated at the World Music Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards and he's graced the stage with the biggest names including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Sean Paul, Kelly Rowland and Cardi B. After being away for nearly five years as an active musician, the Afro-pop pioneer and influencer is back with a new EP called "Way Home". For this African-inspired release, Darey draws from the deep well of his Yoruba heritage and its storytelling tradition.
Music show: Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy on her fifth album
Róisín Murphy has always straddled the line between full-blown popstar and underground queen. Whilst maximalist pop may currently be serving superstars like Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa, Róisín has always kept it edgy. Her new album "Róisín Machine" comes after the singer-songwriter kept busy during lockdown writing her next album and putting on live performances for her fans. We caught up with the Irish native to find out more about this album packed with dark disco anthems. Plus, we take a look at new tracks by Dizzee Rascal and Metz.
Music show: 1996 Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn drops powerful fourth studio album
Eimear Quinn shot to fame in 1996, winning the Eurovision award for Ireland. Since then, she's gone on to have a successful music career, touring all over the planet. She recently released her fourth solo studio album, "Ériu", an orchestral record of Irish music.
Live music returns to central London in immersive format
Actors and musicians parade along the Thames to advertise 'Lockdown Town', a new immersive musical production that will be staged in tunnels under London's South Bank, in the hope of showing that the UK capital's hard-hit entertainment sector can resurrect itself from the coronavirus shutdown.
Music show: Lafawndah on infusing her new album with modern mythology
Franco-Iranian-Egyptian artist Lafawndah released her first EP four years ago on prestigious electro label Warp. She's since been perfecting her gorgeous mix of traditional and electronic music and is back this week with her second album "The Fifth Season". She tells about some of the influences that contributed to the making of this new offering and the nine-minute short feature film that was used to accompany it.