Tuesday, March 28, 2006

rollin


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ROLLING WITH THE NINES - FILM SCREENING
@ RITZY, BRIXTON 6 APRIL 06

STARRING DIZZIE RASCAL, NAOMI TAYLORE, ROBBIE GEE
SIMON WEBBE, BILLY MURRAY
and many many
more talented UK artists, Get your tickets now!

Date: Thursday 6th April Time: 8.30 pm

Location: The Ritzy, Brixton, SW2 1JG

Price: £8.50 (Includes private party and a Q&A SESSION AND THE ACTORS & PRODUCERS THEMSELVES!)


Box office: buy tickets in advance at
https://sales.picturehouses.org.uk or
call 08707 55 00 62
http://www.rollinwiththenines.com/trailers.htm
http://www.rollinwiththenines.com/filmsynopsis.htm
VOTED BEST UK FEATURE 2005!!

Anna Kiss n Tell

Well hasn't she been busy? Oh yes she has…

Young Miss Anna Kiss has been recovering from a long bout of djing in Napa and has
decided to take the UK sound out of its homeland and teach the world a thing or two.

We caught up her by way of post card


Anna writes


Hi guys,

Well, you might have not heard from me for a while, so here's an update for you...

I've recently returned from playing at Mannheim's "Bass Nights" in
Germany which was great fun. It's always a pleasure to play there as
the people know how to party... and appreciate my darker side ;o)

I will shortly be starting a brand new weekly show on Cyprus' leading radiostation Dance FM. After doing pirate for so long its a pleasure to be on legal radio, but I do miss my Freeze listeners! There are guest appearances and other shows in the pipeline though, which I will let you know about in due course.

For now, my website has just had a complete redesign (
www.annakiss.co.uk), and been updated with some audio. Bouncin Basslines is a mix of mine, up exclusively on an Australian website (www.straightup.com.au). There's also a live mix from my summer in Ayia Napa (featuring MC Flirta D with some classic & new UKG flava's), a recording of one of my Freeze shows (for any of my listeners that miss the shows!), and for the anti-garage crew, theres also an old Funky House mix I dug out. More House mixes very soon.



There is also a clip of my first journey into production "4ward March".
This shows that darker side I was on about before! I'm working on lots of varied bits-n-pieces at the moment and this page will now be continuously updated, so keep checking in!

http://www.annakiss.co.uk/audio.htm

I was asked to do an interview for a great site; it’s now up on:
http://www.360-x.co.uk/a_page.php?pid=571. Check it out!

Friday, March 24, 2006

ALL GRIME DVD TEAMS NOTE THIS!

ITN is offering free use of its amazing archive, which contains over 700,000 hours of footage dating back from 1896 to the present day. All entrants need to do is prepare a pitch for a 3 minute documentary and submit it at www.britdoc.org. The four best ideas will be commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast in its 3 Minute Wonder slot. The filmmakers will also receive a special free invitation to the first BRITDOC festival (26-28 July) where their films will be screened.

Peter Dale, Head of More4, said: “Nurturing and encouraging new talent is vital if we want Britain to continue to be the home of the brightest documentary talent, and this competition is a fantastic way of encouraging new filmmakers to get their films on air. The ITN archive provides a wonderful source of inspiration and I look forward to seeing some exciting and fresh ideas.”
http://www.britdoc.org/

raw


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The Music Industry Raw
Pirates, Clubs, House and Garage


By Tony Portelli


In a fascinating account of one of the world’s most complex business environments and one man’s journey through it, The Music Industry Raw is part biography, part dissection and part educational guide that follows a young boy who was inspired by London, family life, football and music – a love that nearly ended in a long-term prison sentence.

Fortunately Tony, like many who went on to succeed because of his drive and direction, was given another chance. That chance turned into his “sliding doors effect,” and had a direct and positive effect on his life and those of others.

“What has been written within these pages, a first of its kind from a genre, is probably the most contentious behind-the-scenes book ever penned about the music industry,” Tony says.

Within the book, Tony dissects such acts as The Streets, Ms Dynamite, So Solid, MJ Cole, Luck and Neat and many more. He explores why the “sexy and stylish scene went into free fall,” and where the music industry is today.

He also predicts the future hits from nu skool and takes readers behind the scenes at the awards ceremonies. Will the dot com revolution destroy or enhance the music industry? Tony offers his thoughts as he peruses “the 10 greatest UK house and garage records.”

An insightful and candid exposé on a multibillion-dollar system that was usurped by many of the performers it failed to assist, The Music Industry Raw pulls no punches. This is the backstage pass every serious music fan should not be without.

Tony Portelli is creator of a leading London record label and manager for one of the pioneering acts over the past decade. He became part creator of a genre of music that took inspiration and street culture and turned it into careers for many who also had a dream.

TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THIS BOOK SEND IN YOUR TOP TEN UKG RECORDS TO FIPUNCUT@GMAIL.COM AND THE BEST ENTRY WITH THE CLOSEST SELCETION TO TONY'S WILL GET THE PRIZE...

THE DRAW CLOSES ON THE LAST DAY OF MARCH....GET YOUR NEW ERA THINKING CAPS ON.

LONDON IS A STATE OF MIND


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www.londonstateofmind.co.uk

LONDON IS A STATE OF MIND

Hot on the heels of Kidulthood is a new movie based this time in North London.

Word from the CEO of the label producing this movie is that it is almost due for release. The trailer is running on the website (
www.londonstateofmind.co.uk).

The sound track is very UK, featuring the like of Shystie, Sway, Skinny Man, Big Narstie, Kele le Roc, JME, Swiss, Bruza, Kano, Ghetto, Choong Fam with production from P.jam, Terror Danja and Skepta

This IS out straight from the streets AND is about music and crime.p.s dont forget look out for dub plate drama series part 2 another dicerecordings brain child.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Saturday, March 04, 2006

TONIGHT

Ghanaians

On the weekend of Ghanaian Independence we have prepared a small peice on two influential Ghanaians who were key in the changes in the politics and life of Ghanaians.

Nkrumah, Kwame (1909-1972)

Kwame Nkrumah became the first prime and later president of Ghana. He was born on September 21, 1909, at Nkroful in what was then the British-ruled Gold Coast, the son of a goldsmith. Trained as a teacher, he went to the United States in 1935 for advanced studies and continued his schooling in England, where he helped organize the Pan-African Congress in 1945. He returned to Ghana in 1947 and became general secretary of the newly founded United Gold Coast Convention but split from it in 1949 to form the Convention People's party(CPP). After his 'positive action' campaign created disturbances in 1950, Nkrumah was jailed, but when the CPP swept the 1951 elections, he was freed to form a government, and he led the colony to independence as Ghana in 1957. A firm believer in African liberation, Nkrumah pursued a radical pan-African policy, playing a key role in the formation of the Organization of African Unity in 1963. As head of government, he was less successful however, and as time passed he was accused of forming a dictatorship. In 1964 he formed a one-party state, with himself as president for life, and was accused of actively promoting a cult of his own personality. Overthrown by the military in 1966, with the help of western backing, he spent his last years in exile, dying in Bucharest, Romania, on April 27, 1972. His legacy and dream of a "United States of African" still remains a goal among many.

Nkrumah was the motivating force behind the movement for independence of Ghana, then British West Africa, and its first president when it became independent in 1957. His 1965 work Neocolonialism, the last stage of imperialism, shares with Che Guevara the credit for introducing the concept of “neocolonialism.”


Further Reading:Neocolonialism, the last stage of imperialism, 1965

Yaa Asantewaa: see below

Yaa Asantewaa

Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1840-1921) was appointed Queen Mother of Edweso, a state in the Asante union in Ghana, by her brother, Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese.During her brother's reign, Yaa Asantewwa saw the Ashanti Kingdom fall into a terrible spell. King Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese wanted to expand the Ashanti Confederacy into an empire as great as that of Ghana Empire and the Europeans. Thus war was declared on the Fante and Ga, and new alliances were formed with the Dutch and then with the British, which resulted in the loss of the Dutch alliance. To obtain firearms, the King sold his own people as slaves; he also used slaves to build his palace. Many died under his reign. Upset and distressed by her brother's deeds, Yaa Asantewwa rebelled. Yaa Asantewwa's rebellion was a major blow to her brother's plans, because she had the support of the people of Edweso, as well as the Fante people situated in near and around Kumasi. When her brother died in about 1894, Yaa Asantewaa used her prerogative as Queen Mother to nominate her own grandson as King of Edweso. When her grandson was sent into exile in 1896, Yaa Asantewwa became regent. After the British deported the King of the Asante, she became leader in the war of resistance in 1900, supported by some male leaders.Eyewitness accounts from Edweso indicate that Yaa Asantewaa herself did not physically take up arms to fight. Rather, she was a tactician, strategist, and inspirational leader. She visited the soldiers in the battlefield to ascertain how they were faring. She also gave directions and advice and supplied gunpowder. Eventually, Queen Yaa Asantewaa was captured, but by whom remains a mystery, as does her ultimate fate. Some say she was sent to the Seychelles islands off Africa's east coast, and others say she was turned over to the King and secretly killed, which was the fate of most chiefs who became prisoners of war.Yaa Asantewaa remains a much-loved figure in Asante history for the courage she showed in confronting injustice and the colonialism of the British.Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaa_Asantewaa