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Single of The Week

Single Of The Week – Noel McKoy – Mind Is The Keeper

This week's Single of the Week - Mind Is The Keeper by Noel McKoy Born in South London, Noel McKoy was a long time mainstay of the UK soul scene. As a session singer he worked with anyone and everyone and also enjoyed  his own successful solo career. Amongst those he worked with are Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Omar Lyefook, Courtney Pine, The Sounds […]

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Artist of The Week

Artist Of The Week – FLWR CHYLD

Destined for melodic greatness since he was born. The passionate drive for making good music. A strong sense of who he wants to be. All of these aspects have helped Flwr Chyld become the one of a kind artist he is today. He is fairly new to the scene as a song producer and writer yet it seems like the dude has been doing it for a lifetime. The Atlanta […]

todayNovember 20, 2022 217 5 2

Album of the Week

Album Of The Week – Writers Room: Vol.1

Kenya T was born and raised in Brooklyn, a product of poverty, strength, and love.  Forever a Brooklyn girl, she now calls South Carolina home.   Kenya T's Dad is the renowned DJ Disco B, a staple at Brooklyn's notorious block parties.  She always had a knack for entertainment and has been performing and writing music since age 6.   Through a mutual friend, Kenya T linked up with Jeh $inatra for the intro […]

todayNovember 20, 2022 214 4 3

News

Come Into My Life singer Joyce Sims dies aged 63

Beloved R&B singer Joyce Sims has died at the age of 63. The veteran singer's death was announced on social media by events organiser CJ Carlos, who received confirmation from Sim's family members. No cause of death was given.   The superstar singer / songwriter, who was born in New York City in 1959, reportedly died yesterday. Joyce is best known for her top 10 hit Come Into My Life, […]

todayOctober 16, 2022 12

Black History

Lee Elder – First Black Golfer at The Masters Eventually Honoured

Robert Lee Elder First Black Golfer at The Masters Eventually Honoured 86 year old Lee Elder joined golf legends Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus and served as an Honorary Starter for the 2021 Masters Tournament. Robert Lee Elder is a retired American professional golfer. In 1975, he became the first African American to play in the Masters Tournament, where he missed the cut. Elder was invited to the tournament after […]

todayOctober 16, 2022 4

Black History

15 Black Dancers who Changed American Dance

For Black History Month, Dance Informa reflects on black dancers who have significantly impacted the art form. In this article, we look at dancers who have already passed away, but left a living   Since the country’s bicentennial in 1976, Black History Month has been an official designation to honour and remember the significant and immeasurable impact African Americans have had on the nation. President Gerald Ford said the annual […]

todayOctober 15, 2022 7

Black History

Janet Kay

Janet Kay was the first black female artist to have a reggae Number 1 in the UK   Janet Kay best known for her lovers rock songs of the late 1970s - "Silly Games" and a cover of Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You". She has also had roles as a theatre and television actress.   Janet Kay, was born Janet Kay Bogle (the first of 6 children) in London to Jamaican […]

todayOctober 14, 2022 2

Black History

The Windrush experience expressed in music – from 1948 to 2022

  Aldwyn “Kitchener” Roberts (Lord Kitchener) The Windrush experience began with Caribbeans being invited to Britain to help rebuild the country after World War 2. Receiving an invitation from the British Government on behalf of the King, many responded positively and journeyed over 4,000 miles to England’s ‘green and pleasant land’, where the streets were reputedly paved with gold.   Among the very first Caribbeans to arrive in Britain aboard […]

todayOctober 13, 2022 1

Black History

Oba Ewuare & Benin City

  Benin City, currently located in Southern Nigeria and 25 Miles (40km) north of the Benin River, was once the capital city of Igodomigodo, a kingdom ruled by the Ogiso dynasty.   Currently inhabited by the Edo people, a native ethnic group to Nigeria, Benin City was an unofficial wonder of the Ancient world for its exceptional craftsmanship with Ivory, Bronze and mud, its architectural wonders and man made . […]

todayOctober 12, 2022 8

Black History

Lilian Bader – First Black Woman To Join The AirForce

  Lilian Bader Marrying in 1913, Marcus Bailey was a Barbadian born migrant who found himself in England, coupled with an English born, Irish raised woman* on the outbreak of war. The possibility of a happy family was postponed as war broke out in 1914 and Marcus would find himself serving in the Royal Navy as a Merchant Seaman until the war finished.   However, upon the wars end, the […]

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