Rising Star Esther Durin provides stunning performance for BRAP Live

Esther Durin – Renew Rising star Esther Durin delivers raw and honest vocals in her performance of ‘Renew’ taken from her latest EP #MOODVOL2 Esther Durin – American Boy (Estelle cover) South London singer Esther Durin pours her heart and soul into this captivating covers Estelle’s ‘American Boy’ for BRAP Live

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Soulful singer-songwriter Mychelle performs at the BRAP Live studio

Mychelle – Hello Young Singer-songwriter Mychelle can sometimes be found busking in Kings Cross Station, her stunningly soulful voice is enough to stop the rush hour travellers in their tracks. We had her in the BRAP Live studios to perform her beautifully written song ‘Hello’. Mychelle– Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae cover) Black…

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East London rapper Frenzy graces the BRAP Live stage

Frenzy –  Bro code East London rapper Frenzy graces the BRAP Live stage with a raw and pure performance of 90s-inspired bop “Bro code” which is lifted off his 2019 EP Murder Mile. Frenzy – B.O.M.B (Bomb Squad cover) Some nostalgia for your headtop! Frenzy takes us back to ’06 Channel U days with his…

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2 Tone: The quirky love child of Ska, Reggae & Punk Rock

Two-Tone: adj. Coloured in two colours or two shades of one colour. OR noun. a genre of British music that fuses traditional ska with musical elements of punk rock. OR Noun. 2 Tone Records was an English record label that mostly released ska- and reggae-influenced music with a punk rock and pop music overtone. THE…

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Festivals not to be missed this Summer!

Summertime is upon us, which can only mean one thing… IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON! We all know that Summer in the UK can be… winter? But that’s no reason to not pretend that the sun is shining, get those fringed skirts and floral shirts out (with at least 3 buttons undone of course boys 😉) and…

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Stormzy Launches Publishing Imprint with Penguin Random House, #Merky Books

There’s no guessing where Stormzy will take his #Merky empire next. With a record label, clothing merchandise, and music festival under his belt, he has just announced a partnership with Penguin Random House. Stormzy is setting up a new publishing imprint called #Merky books that’ll focus on new works by young writers. Earlier this year…

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Read how these Black British musicians create nostalgia with their selection of samples

Music is a powerful thing. Ever listen to a song for the first time, get all the feels and not know why? Next thing you know you’re screaming “omg this is a vibeee” and your friends are looking at you thinking, “I mean, it’s ok…” You’ve likely been samploozled. You’d be surprised how many of…

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The mother of Notting Hill Carnival

The gist: Feminist. Communist. Journalist. Public Speaker. Activist. Born: 15 February 1915- 24 December 1964 (Aged 49) Country of Origin: Trinidad, then New York City Who was Claudia? I’d heard of Claudia Jones before. Not much. It was usually a vague mention of her at the bottom of bog-standard articles about Notting Hill Carnival every August…

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Top 5 Colors Berlin Live shows from Black British Women

Avid fans of music and revered youtube surfers will surely be familiar with the YouTube channel COLORS. The Colors studio located in Berlin records live shows packaged as resplendent performances for our viewing pleasure. The Colors team seek out talented musicians from across the globe and across genres. Names big and small ranging from Goldlink…

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Upcoming Talent: N8tive

“My goal for this year is to make myself present inside the music scene, I want people to know that I’m here… people all over the country.” For those of you who want to hear fresh new talent, keep your ears and eyes open for upcoming rapper N8tive. Representing South East London, he is already…

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