Monthly Archives: October 2014


Hugh Masekela at the 2014 Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, Europe

What an honour it was to be in the presence of the great Hugh Masekela, and what a way to commemorate Steve Biko.                           As well as being a top notch¬† trumpeter, flugelhornist, bandleader, composer and singer who’s musical career it’s been a massive pleasure to follow over the years, Hugh Masekela is a great raconteur and political […]

Hugh Masekela

Ebo Taylor on stage

Bring on the music!

Great to have had the pleasure of going to 2 fantastic gigs in the last couple of weeks. First up a cool and dapper Ebo Taylor, 1970’s Highlife and Afrobeat legend, still struttin’. Excellent vibe at the gig itself… As a youngster living in Ghana in the late 70’s I didn’t really appreciate the sound, despite the fact that we had almost unlimited access to records via a relative, who’s […]


Get me, culture vulture…

Been to see a couple of really good plays recently. Saving the best til last, I’ll start with Ghost From Another Place. Tells the story of a who’s been away for a while and returns to his old East End haunts to find things in the gang world have changed a bit… First half of the play is better than the second half but the sum of two halves is […]