Browsing Category : Nights (and Days)

James Barnor Q&A – 12.5.16 [LDN]


Surprised there’s not been more kicking around about this; photographer James Barnor will be doing a Q&A at Westminster Reference Library next month, discussing his life’s work and his first monograph Ever Young which was published last year. Born in Ghana on the tail end of the 1920’s, Barnor opened his first studio in Accra in 1950. As a photojournalist…

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Vinyl Lounge – BYO Records To The NFSA


The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Australia is one of my favourite institutions. Archiving, preserving and curating the country’s visual and audio history, often far from the beaten track of what you’d expect to find, there’s a genuine love of archive from everyone I’ve come across there, which really comes through in what they do. Most importantly is…

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40 Years Of Hip-Hop with Afrika Bambaataa @ The Total Refreshment Center – Shots via Phomandark


Been a while since we heard from Timmy K aka Phomandark on the photographic tip, but it was well worth the wait. With camera in hand he headed down to shoot Afrika Bambaataa and crew on their ’40 Years of Hip-Hop’ tour, double billed as the ‘41st Anniversary of Zulu Nation‘. From djembe drummers opening the affair through a load…

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Soul Of Sydney – Larry Levan B’Day Special w/ Stephen Allkins [SYD 20.7.14]


Daytime Sunday is always a good vibe, especially when quality disco is involved. Celebrating the birthday of Larry Levan, Soul Of Sydney have invited Stephen Allkins aka Love Tattoo, Sydney-based dance music royalty, to headline their tribute night not just to the legend Levan, but to an amazing period in dance music history. Soul Of Sydney do a wicked party,…

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‘Return Of The Rudeboy’ Exhibition @ Somerset House – Until 25.08.14 [LDN]


Just seen the details around this exhibition, had to share it as it looks amazing. Earlier this month, Return of the Rudeboy kicked off its ten-week residency at Somerset House, celebrating ‘rudie‘ style culture in proper form. Birthed in Jamaica, Rudeboy (note the capital ‘R’) culture was integrated in to London during the ’70s and ’80s, defined by attitude, and identified through…

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BFI Southbank Screenings: ‘I Am The Gorgon: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’ & ‘Sound Business’ – LDN 14.6.14


For the London based, make sure you get down to this today at 2pm. As part of the ‘African Odysseys‘ programme run this month, BFI Southbank are playing back-to-back two pieces of essential viewing about reggae and soundsystem culture. You’ve even got one of the director’s in attendance, all for £6.50 a ticket: http://bit.ly/1myVuqq Released last year, I Am The Gorgon:…

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