Church of Sound pulls off another amazing gig, the first off a funky fusion of improvised Jimi Hendrix tunes. Later more thrilling improvisations of their own material by former members of Yussef Kamaal , Mansur Brown and Yussef Dayes, now joined by Charlie Stacey on keys.
The fabulous Tenderlonious and the 22archestra playing at Worldwide FM's 1st Birthday party at the Total Refreshment Centre in Stoke Newington, London 7.9.17
Three fantastic musicians improvising a fusion of jazz, house and much more.
I try not to miss events put on by 'The Church of Sound', they are always outstanding & this evening was no exception. Playing two sets, 'Maisha' began with the music of Alice Coltrane and then a selection of their own compositions. Nubya Garcia on sax with Tim Doyle and Yahael Camara Onono on percussion, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Amane Suganami on keys and Twm Dylan on double bass. Amazing yet again.
Nubya Garcia is yet another exciting young British jazz musician to emerge in recent years. Tonight she was launching her new vinyl 'Nubya's Five' playing with a stella lineup including : Moses Boyd and Femi Koleoso on drums, Daniel Casmir on bass, Joe Armon-Jones on keys, Theon Cross on tuba and Sheila M. Maurice-Grey on trumpet.
Former Ambassador Tom Fletcher and author of 'The Naked Diplomat' discusses contemporary diplomacy with Lord Stewart Wood. Centre of International Studies And Diplomacy at SOAS 22.3.17.
Powerful testament from survivor of Hiroshima bomb and anti nuclear weapon campaigner Setsuko Thurlow. Centre of International Studies And Diplomacy's Annual Law Lecture at SOAS 21.3.17
Sadly the last meeting at SOAS's Department of Development for this academic year: Development in Crisis: States, Conflict, Refugees. Celebrating 25 Years of Development Studies at SOAS. Dr Zoë Marriage, John Weeks, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Alfredo Saad Filho, James Putzel and Gilbert Achcar. https://www.soas.ac.uk/development/events/devstudseminars/14mar2017-development-in-crisis-states-conflicts-refugees-celebrating-25-years-of-development-studie.html
Another fascinating evening covering the meeting 'Capitalism and the Sea' for the Department of Development at SOAS. Professors Alejandro Colás, Juan Grigara, Dr Liam Campling and chaired by Jo Tomkinson.
Very happy to have been asked to take photos for Centre of International Studies And Diplomacy's Annual Law Lecture at SOAS 7.3.17. Thanks to Raksha.
Back to SOAS Department of Development Studies this time for 'The Russian Revolution and Global Development' with Professor August H. Nimtz from the USA, Tomas Krausz from Hungary and the legendary Tariq Ali.
Lively debate and discussion on the legacy of the Russian Revolution and its relevance for today with an impressive lineup of speakers including : August Nimtz, Paul Le Blanc, Lindsey German, John Rees and Tomas Krausz.
Fantastic evening photographing Francesca Martinez in conversation with the marvellous Ken Loach at a packed screening of his film "I Daniel Blake' at SOAS organised by the Department of Development Studies. 9.2.17. www.soas.ac.uk/development/events/09feb2017-film-screening-of-i-daniel-blake-.html
Back at SOAS this time to snap Andreas Malm, author of 'Fossil Capital' speaking on 'Violent Past, Hot Present, Extreme Future: Episodes of Fossil Imperialism and Climate Change in Egypt, India and Nigeria'. www.soas.ac.uk/development/events/devstudseminars/31jan2017-violent-past-hot-present-extreme-future-episodes-of-fossil-imperialism-and-climate-change-.html
Another evening at SOAS, this time taking pics of the Department of Development Studies meeting Demolishing Neo-Liberal Development Myths with Professors Jayati Ghosh, Erik S. Reinert and Rainer Kattel.
It was a pleasure to take pictures for the SOAS Department of Development Studies at their meeting 'Agrarian Questions Then And Now' with distinguished professors Barbara Harriss-White, Henry Bernstein and Jan Douwe van der der Ploeg. Thanks to Feyzi.
Dayme Arocena plays the Leon Thomas songbook at the Church of Sound on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney. Special guest on saxophone Shabaka Hutchings.
It was a great pleasure to take some photos for the launch of the book 'Flash 500' for publishers Akerman Daly, at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. Thanks Eileen.