South-London songstress BINA makes her mark on the BRAP Live stage

BINA – Prisoner | BRAP Live South London artist BINA lays smooth and soulful vocals in her performance of her original song ‘Prisoner’ for BRAP Live. BINA – Fly Away (Andreya Triana Cover) | BRAP Live South-London songstress BINA delivers an emotion-provoking cover of Andreya Triana – Fly Away. Listen to more from BINA.

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Tune in to Generation Windrush, a new podcast documentary

Jaja Muhammad, formerly of BBC Africa and BBC Radio 4, produces and presents Generation Windrush, a two-part podcast documentary from Broccoli Content. Broccoli is a podcast production company that creates opportunities and gives a platform to diverse voices.  The Windrush deportation scandal being close to her heart as a grand-daughter of Windrushers on both sides,…

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Manny Norte release “4am” alongside Tion Wayne, Rema, 6Lack

Manny Norté is a jack of all trades in this music ting, from radio to presenting, DJ sets, and label A&R. He’s put his talented connects to use enlisting London’s Tion Wayne, Lagos’ rising star Rema, and Atlanta’s 6LACK for his self-produced track “4 am”. The intercontinental link-up occurred in Manny’s homeland Ghana, specifically in…

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Here’s why you need to go see the hilarious one woman show – I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST

I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST runs as part of Natasha Brown’s POWER X RESISTANCE takeover week at the Bunker Theatre. The solo show is written and performed by Natasha Brown and directed by Abigail Sewell. It will run alongside a week of brilliant events including workshops and Q&A’s. The comedy follows Tash – a young…

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Why you can’t miss ‘3 sisters’, a play about 3 Igbo women and war

Inua Ellams takes a classic and makes it a proper Nigerian story…well Igbo.

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BRAP review of the inaugural Tottenham Literature Festival

‘Developing culturally diverse artists’ is the strapline for the purpose-built Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham. The complex’s namesake ‘firmly believed that the arts have the power to transform lives’, and what better place to do so than in one of London’s culturally-rich boroughs. It is here that the inaugural Tottenham Literature Festival took place:…

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Must See Black British Theatre This Autumn/Winter

We may not always see them on huge billboards in central London but Black Brits have been creating amazing content in the theatre space. Recently, iconic plays like Misty, Barber Shop Chronicles and Nine Nights have come and gone but there’s always a new wave of plays to discover. Autumn and Winter is the perfect time to get cosy in a dark theatre and immerse yourself in black stories. Here is a list of must-see plays from Black British theatre-makers this season. 

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Dave wins the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize 2019 for debut album Psychodrama

The most coveted prize in British and Irish music was awarded to South London rapper Dave. The 21-year old rapper – whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie – won the 2019 Hyundai Mercury prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. Announcing the winner, judge Annie Mac said the album “showed remarkable levels of musicianship, true…

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A review of ‘Black, Listed’, Jeffrey Boakye’s Black British dictionary

Words don’t just have literal meanings. They also say a lot about cultures, history, and geography, usually without us realising. The study of this is called etymology and it’s a lot more interesting than it sounds if you are the curious type. Imagine the history behind words like ‘Yardie’, ‘BAME’ or ‘Coon’.  This is what…

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