Dancehall book and film

Tero Kaski and & Pekka Vuorinen – Volcano Revisted: Kingston Dancehall Scene 1983 “208 pages, paperback, full of colours! paypal accepted” More info here This is a new edition of a legendary book that was originally published in the eighties. I’ve never seen a copy despite being on the hunt for ages. So I’ve ordered …

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Smiley Culture RIP: day 21

The campaign for Justice for Smiley Culture (aka David Emmanuel) continues apace. It has been heartening to see the family make links with other deaths related to police activity such as that of Ian Tomlinson (who was killed by police two years ago whilst walking home during the G20 protests), and the more recent case …

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Smiley Culture RIP: day 16

The Emmanuel family has announced that the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Policing Authority will be speaking about David Emmanuel’s death tomorrow: The MPA Commissioner will be speaking about the death of Smiley Culture tomorrow, the 31st March at 10am at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA. We need to be there in numbers. Please promote. …

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Georgina Cook exhibition

Woofah contributor, psychogeographer and dubstep documenter Georgina Cook is showing some of her amazing photos in London soon: LAVA GALLERY PRESENTS  GEORGINA COOK 17-23 February 2011 Opening Exhibition Party Thursday 17th February 2011 | 6PM-9PM | Free Entry MUSIC FROM MARTELO & SKIPPLE The bright spark behind Drumzofthesouth returns to London to showcase her photography. …

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more ‘ackney bashment biz

No shortage of nights out  on my doorstep these days. This looks good and has Jamie Rodigan involved with the promotion, who seems like a top chap. Which I guess is hardly surprising given his pedigree. These last few years have definitely marked a new generation coming through. Other examples would be Young Warrior and …

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This week is all about

1. Launch party for new bashment zine No Ice Cream Sound: Shimmy Shimmy is proud to launch the first issue of its dancehall print zine ‘No Ice Cream Sound’ on the 17th January….here’s a little sneak peak of what’s in there: Interviews with Mr Lexx, Natalie Storm, Serocee and Wrongtom, features on up to the …

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bookfair benefit gig this Saturday in Hackney

It’s the 2010 London Anarchist Bookfair this Saturday. I’ve given it a miss for a few years now (which is fair enough given that I’m not an anarchist!), but might tag along this time to pick up a copy of the new book on Anti-Fascist Action which is being produced in time for the occasion. …

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SUS Laws – the movie

19 September, 4.00pm Sus (15) SPECIAL SCREENING & PANEL Q&A Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Based on Barrie Keeffe’s incendiary 1979 play, SUS is a claustrophobic thriller set around the time of Margaret Thatcher’s landslide election win. On the night of the election, two cops arrest a West-Indian man named Delroy on suspicion of a serious offence …

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Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom: Duppy Writer

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom: Duppy Writer (Big Dada CD/MP3/WAV/2xLP) There’s a bit of a buzz about this right now and rightly so. I’ve previously bigged up Wrongtom on here for his much missed Resonance FM show with Mr Trick and his awesome sleng tengy Tinie Tempah refix. He’s now turned his hands to Roots Manuva’s …

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