“When did you last hear soul on the radio?” and “Does south Wales have a hip hop scene?”. Both of these questions were asked at the Wales Millennium Centre during the Festival of Voice.
Children of Zeus
I’d answer “not often enough” to the first question as evidenced by the fact that this Saturday night show was my first encounter with those posing it, soulful hip hop duo Konny Kon and Tyler Daley, aka Children of Zeus. Continue reading
“Raises more questions than John Kerry’s entire campaign.”
IN just one sentence, referring to ‘Why?’ by Jadakiss, the Source Magazine identified the failings of the eventually unsuccessful Democratic challenge to George Bush’s presidency in the 2004 US election.
With Britain currently going through the motions of another general election I find myself asking why does a hip hop show raise more questions than weeks of campaigning and TV debates or non debates by the various party leaders. Continue reading
DAVID Cameron’s election campaign rolled into Powys this week and with it the chance for me to interview the Prime Minister.
My picture, from the back of the room, as David Cameron addresses Welsh Tories near Builth Wells
When I say interview, I mean ask a question. Yes Dave finds the time to face the local press corps, six minutes to be exact. That works out as one question each for four newspaper reporters, including myself, and one radio journalist.
“In the springtime…singing songs of freedom”
MAXI Priest who graduated from the British sound system scene of the early 1980s to become the country’s most successful solo reggae singer closed his UK tour at the DC nightclub in Cardiff.
BRITISH reggae band the Rasites have promised to ‘bang up’ Blaenau Ffestiniog when they play the town’s Cellb venue tonight.
Talliss of the Rasites at the Globe, Cardiff in the foreground with Kashta Menilek Tafari, far left
“There are few treatments you can do, where somebody comes in with a problem and can walk out noticing an immediate improvement.”
Life sounds better with the ear plugs out
Few, if any, medical procedures (that a nurse at a GP practice can carry out at least) it appears can deliver as much instant satisfaction as syringing a patient’s ears – or so the parting words from the nurse yesterday would suggest. Continue reading