Friday, June 17, 2011

Hackney College Music Night 6th July 2011

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Super trendy Hackney College started a College Alumni & Friends group late last year, that has gained a lot of interest in a short amount of time,The Alumni are currently putting together a music night event that I will be appearing at with the Nu Savanna band on Wednesday 6th July. The Music night event has managed to attract some fantastic artists spanning the generations who have come forward to kindly donate their time & skills to help get the Alumni kick started around the College and into the wider community. The idea is to attract ex College members to become members of the Alumni. The Alumni intends to organise with the College regular events to include seminars and workshops led by ex members,with expertise in a wide range of fields.To include mentoring current and future students.
Over the years Hackney College has had some great characters attend the many courses offered of which many past students have gone on to have very successful careers in a wide cross section of industries. I attended Hackney college in the late 1970s a couple of years after the infamous Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten who it turned out was taught by the same Government & Politics tutor as myself Miss Della Bishop..I was asked to help organise and get in touch with Artists who might want to contribute to such an event night and future events..
On the night we have Mizz Camara a young female singer songwriter who has been attracting a lot of interest from those in the know.
Himal a very talented up and coming Singer songwriter who has had a recent surge of interest because of a popular youtube video where he performs a neat rendition of a current chart hit "I need a dollar".
Adisa the "Verbaliser" is really an established Spoken word artist at the top of his game who has forged a career as a one of the most in demand & Socially aware Poets on the London scene as well as one of the most talented,A great personality and a big presence..
Dj Leah is another up & coming Artist creating waves at the moment anattractina good reception where ever she has performed.
Dajla Lalia is a young lady from France who has a new album that has been getting a lot of favourable Airplay on the radio and big compliments from everyone who has seen her stunning live performances. I was fortunate to recently hear an unplugged session on the radio that was quite something.
Dj Leah Logan delivers a cutting edge fusion of music styles that captures the essence of urban culture. She has presented on radio stations like Choice fm and is currently hosting ‘The Urban Mixup show’ on "Premier Gospel" She is known for an eclectic mix of sounds that reflect her passion for promoting new talent and bringing cultures and people together through a fusion of the universal language of music.
"Parallel" a young duo put together by Chart topping Drummer Samson Neo- Soul Jatto from "Maverick Sabre" fame and Programmer/Guitarist Joe Newman, This duo deal with broken beats and live sampling,so expect Tight drumming arrangements and extremely Phat beats.
"Urban Deep" have a loyal following in Europe with the two leaders Dj Nookie and Ryan Daniels constantly scoring dancefloor goodness in abundance. A cracking stylish band who will not disappoint with their tight funky and deep eclectic grooves,they are currently working on a new studio album so who knows we might be treated to a sneak preview of some of that material.Dj Nookie is also solo Artist in his own right and a well known remixer and producer..
My own new funk band "Nu Savanna" will also be performing on the night, we are really looking forward to showcasing some of the band material and connecting with a new audience especially with our upcoming show at the Hackney Empire a fortnight later.

Here are some links and further information on the Artists appearing at the Hackney College Music night!

Mizz Camara
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Camara Fearon also known as Mizz Camara is a 15 year old singer, song writer, musician, actress, mentor andpresenter. She appeared on the Hackney Empire stage at the tender age of ten years old. She is a gifted musician who plays the piano, trumpet and saxophone. She is one of a string of fantastic new young talents on the music scene and recently worked with Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams co-writer) on one of her composition, Stand up my People. She performed at the Salute to the Wailers at Hammersmith Apollo in October 2010, and appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2010. She is also winner of a Spirit of London Awards 2010 for Achievement Through Music, and performed at the Trey Songz/BET/Damilola Taylor Trust event at City Hall event in February 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHeC8XyC-Yo&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgOuCO5-Vw&feature=related


Himal

Himal

R&B/Soul Singer HIMAL hails from West London and performed at some of Londons finest venues including the world famous Jazz cafe, Bloomsbury Ballroom, and various other well known lounges and clubs. HIMAL'S soulfully honest performances have not only taken him to the Apple store in Birmingham but to venues in Zambia, Africa with a full african band. Working almost behind the scenes like a quiet storm HIMAL has gained industry experience by working with songstress Leona Lewis and Pop band Take That, not to mention various other top ten acts. He has also previously supported Jesse Boykins III, Terri Walker and Stacy Epps on their Uk tours. Some have dubbed HIMAL londons answer to John Legend due to his sultry smooth vocals and husky tone. An avid rare groove and vinyl junkie HIMAL is heavily influenced by artists like Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Nas and the Beatles. Be ready for HIMAL'S dynamic live performances as they can range from intimate sets with an acoustic guitar to an MPC ( his love for hip hop) to full band shows. He received excellent reviews from his Aloe Blacc-I need a dollar acoustic cover on numerous blogs and is preparing for the release of his new single 'Makin Moves'. For future releases info and show dates follow HIMAL on twitter @ Himalmusik and click 'like' on his facebook artist page.





Dajla Lalia

Dajla

White Tiger alias "River Tigris" a.k.a. "La Tigresa Blanca"...

After her French and African experience (« Soul Poetry », 2007, « the Meaning of Life », 2009) singer/bass player DAJLA & her "White Tiger Society " settled in London to record her 3rd album.
"My LOve Life » is a blend of Classic organic Soul music, contagious grooves, heavy basslines and Reggae inspired melodies.
Recorded at the Fish Factory Studios in the summer 2010, known for its vintage and homely atmosphere, « My Love Life » is a breath of fresh air. A claim for optimism and hope.
In a world where darkness seems to be the focus of attention, Dajla brings a message of love and light, sought by many.
Dajla’s music is deliciously sophisticated yet focused on the bare essentials : clear writing, subtle arrangements. An soul in the wake of Al Green, Bob Marley’ s first albums, or the soul songstress Minnie Ripperton.
Lyric-wise Dajla has found her balance between sign-o-the -times hilarious social criticism (Where Are The Men?/ My Love Life) and her more conscious side (Elevation, How Long...)
This album is dedicated to LOVE ! Love for life, and for our friends. Love for the planet, Love for the Human Race and the Creation…
LINE UP/LIVE Dajla & White Tiger Society
Dajla : Vocals, Bass, Backing Vocals
Benji Blow : Guitars/drums
Yussef K. Dayes (from United Vibrations) : drums
Ama Oliver and Audra NIshita (Ex Macy Gray) : backing vocals

SINCE 2006 Dajla and Benji Blow have shared the stage with the Brand New Heavies, Amp Fiddler, Speech Debelle, Nneka, Joy Denalane, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, The Last Poets, De La Soul, Angelo Moore from Fishbone, MC Solaar, Manu Dibango, Dele Sosemi, Daaraji, The Last Poets, Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio, Laurel Aitken, Tumi & the Volume, Hocus Pocus, Wax Tailor, Magic Malik, Anthony Joseph, The Procussions and many more...

http://www.dajla.com/


http://snd.sc/dVNHB


DAJLA & the White Tiger Society New Album: "My Love Life"

Adisa

AdisaAdisa, which means - "One who makes meanings clear", is an inspired inspirer.

He is inspired by the unseen forces of nature and to date has inspired every audience he has performed to.The art form he uses is performance poetry. His poetry shares knowledge and wisdom that uplifts people of all ages and background.Since he moved to London he has changed from "chatting on the mic" in dance halls to using poetry as a means of self expression. He finds poetry very healing and from the responses from the audiences he has performed to they are also touched by his works. Over the last three years he has performed to a wide range of audiences in all kinds of venues, from pubs, to schools & universities, to theatres. His primary desire is to help bring poetry to a mass audience. His work has taken him to many festivals nation-wide and also abroad from Glasgow to Barcelona.Adisa also won the title of New Performance Poet 1994 in a national competition with 100's of contestants (from a range of cultural backgrounds and a very distinguished panel of judges.


http://www.adisaworld.com/


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010p1dt



Urban Deep

Urban Deep

Who is URBAN DEEP?

Urban Deep is DJ & producer Gavin Cheung aka 'Nookie' and vocalist / Saxophonist Ryan Daniels.Both Gavin and Ryan are based in London UK and share a mutual passion for Jazz / Funk / House music.As well as forming Urban Deep primarilly as a production partnership Gavin and Ryan will also be taking their unique sound on the road with DJ / Vocalist sets and a full live band.

http://www.urbandeep.co.uk/



Orphy Robinson & Nu Savanna

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http://www.reverbnation.com/orphyrobinsonthenusavanna


http://www.bluesandsoul.com/live_item/178/

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http://www.myspace.com/nusavannaband


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orphy-Robinson-The-Nu-

Savanna/184159934961518?ref=ts


Dj Leah

Dj Leah Logan

Dj Leah Logan delivers a cutting edge fusion of music styles that captures the essence of urban culture. She has presented on radio stations like Choice fm and is currently hosting ‘The Urban Mixup show’ on "Premier Gospel" She is known for an eclectic mix of sounds that reflect her passion for promoting new talent and bringing cultures and people together through a fusion of the universal language of music.


Parallel featuring Samson Jatto & Joe Newman

Samson and Newman Parallel

"Parallel" a young duo put together by Chart topping Drummer Samson Neo- Soul Jatto from "Maverick Sabre" fame and Programmer/Guitarist Joe Newman, This duo deal with broken beats and live sampling,so expect Tight drumming arrangements and extremely Phat beats. They will be joined by some extra special guests in the form of Horn section duo legendary saxophonist Ray Carless & Ace Trumpet player Claude Deppa. The 6th July is certainly an evening not to be missed.

Claude Deppa

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Studied at Hackney College in the late 1970s


Ray Carless

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