The Last Poets & The Black Panthers

If you’re in London on September 11th this year, why not spend the day learning some history with Tongues on Fire: A Tribute to the Black Panthers. The multi-artform event features David Murray, The Last Poets and The Roots at The Barbican. Check out what The Guardian has to say about The Last Poets’ connection to politics in the late ’60s- early ’70s in their article After the Party: Music and The Black Panthers.

Below, listen to a classic track from the Last Poets’ 1970 self-titled album and check out another vintage flyer from the days when The Last Poets were honored performers for The Groove Academy.

The Last Poets – “When the Revolution Comes”


GPWW 7/12/10: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Rockwell

This week, Gilles Peterson Worldwide features North London DJ and producer Rockwell. In classic GPWW style, Gilles also brings it with a wide ranging mix of music from around the world, including the up-and-coming jazz singer Gregory Porter who we’ve been going on about, Anito O Day, P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble, and a dub remix of a Michael Jackson‘s “La La Means I Love You.” The later part of the show features a mix by Rockwell, including some of his originals and some remixes. This might be the first GPWW show ever to feature a Cash Money Record (but it’s a Rockwell remix of course).

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Mark Ronson Performs with The Business International & Surprise Guest on BBC

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We’ve seen the original-nintendostylee music videos coming from Mark Ronson lately, and we’re all patiently waiting for his September release, Record Collection. Meanwhile, Tuesday night in London, Ronson was promoting the album with new band The Business International. Later in the performance, to the delight of the crowd, he was joined by his infamous collaborator Amy Winehouse. But audiences were let down when Amy only sang one song, for the encore. And when she did, she forgot the words.

Trainwrecks aside, Mark Ronson the producer is working in top form, and the new album features Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Boy George and Q-Tip. So when September rolls around, remember to pick up Record Collection.

SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series – Podcast #3

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The third installment of the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Podcasts with London based DJ, Benji B, is here just in time for the holidays. Bringing you the freshest list of released and unreleased music, featuring artists such as Funkineven, Zomby, and Salvador Santana; guaranteed to make every music head nod in appreciation.

After the jump, please verify that you are over 21 years of age and download or stream SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Podcast #3.

Download SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Podcast #3

Enjoy the sounds of 2033 and check back next month for the fourth installment.

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Red Bull Music Academy NYC Sub-Session, Friday 7/24

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Tomorrow, July 24th, The Red Bull Music Academy is hosting a “drink-and-discuss” round table with DJ Harvey, Gary Stewart, 88 Keys, and VERY SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS. The last time they said “very special secret guest”, they meant Lee Scratch Perry. So trust us, this is going to be good.

The event is free if you fill out an application for the Red Bull Music Academy in London.

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