The Legacy of Black Power in Moss Side: Coca Clarke tells her story
English / Francesca Nottola / Interviews / Manchester

The Legacy of Black Power in Moss Side: Coca Clarke tells her story

Coca Clarke is an 85-year-old Black Power activist and she is still an active member of the vibrant Moss Side community, a community that – despite its many laudable efforts – struggles to shred off the lazy stereotypes and assumptions placed on an entire community by the media since the ‘gang wars’ of the ‘80s and ‘90s. In this interview, Clarke tells her story and that of her sister Kath Locke, the activist to whom the medical and community centre in Moss Side is dedicated. Continue reading

The Color Bars Experience plays Nick Drake + Troy Von Balthazar, Islington Assembly Hall 5/12/2016
English / Live / Reviews / Stefania Ianne

The Color Bars Experience plays Nick Drake + Troy Von Balthazar, Islington Assembly Hall 5/12/2016

by Stefania Ianne  @stillarte The last days of autumn in London seem to be plagued with Victorian water pipes constantly bursting and causing havoc, destroying venues and homes mainly in Islington, one of the rich northern boroughs in the city. A few years ago, while on my way to a gig, I heard the news it … Continue reading

Happy 2017?
Editorials / English / Miguel Ángel Saona Vallejos

Happy 2017?

by Miguel Ángel Saona Vallejos @masaonav Text based on the video: UN (2015): “THE PRICE OF EXCLUSION: Free & Equal (New York) (original en español aquí, versione italiana qui.) In 2017 we will celebrate the 69th anniversary of two important events: a historical-political one and a scientific one. Since I know that number 69 is a favourite for many, … Continue reading

LIVE: Wild Beasts + Money, Roundhouse, London 5/10/2016
English / Live / Recensioni / Reviews / Stefania Ianne

LIVE: Wild Beasts + Money, Roundhouse, London 5/10/2016

Review and photos by Stefania Ianne During the summer, I was given the opportunity to interview singer and keyboard player Hayden Thorpe and multi-instrumentalist Tom Fleming of British band Wild Beasts before the release of their latest album Boy King in August. After a pleasant conversation with both in a hipster North London pub, as I … Continue reading

LIVE: Songlines Music Awards 2016 Winners’ Concert – Barbican Hall, London 3/10/2016
Awards / English / Live / Reviews / Stefania Ianne

LIVE: Songlines Music Awards 2016 Winners’ Concert – Barbican Hall, London 3/10/2016

By Stefania Ianne I have been following Songlines – the prestigious British magazine dedicated to the celebration of world music – and their coveted awards for quite a few years now, looking for diversity in rhythms and meaning, away from the familiar and often trite Western musical patterns. I have not been alone in my … Continue reading

NEWS: Roxanne de Bastion’s new single ‘Run’ out on 17th November and forthcoming album ‘Heirlooms & Hearsay’ out in 2017
English / Francesca Nottola / Music News / Reviews

NEWS: Roxanne de Bastion’s new single ‘Run’ out on 17th November and forthcoming album ‘Heirlooms & Hearsay’ out in 2017

by Francesca Nottola For those of you who do not know Roxanne de Bastion yet, let me briefly introduce her to you. De Bastion is an eclectic singer and songwriter from Berlin, based in London since 2007. A favourite of BBC Radio6, BBC Introducing and XFM, she performed on the Glastonbury acoustic stage in 2016 and … Continue reading