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Spotlight Saturday | 26th May 2012

26 May

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to Spotlight Saturday!

We hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far.

Below, you’ll find another fantastic collection of the UK’s finest music and poetry, with a little overseas magic thrown in for good measure.

As we do every week, we invite you to watch, listen, view and share.  Please feel free to get involved by posting your comments  and feedback below, or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!  

Passionate UK Poet, David Lee Morgan delivers this powerful piece, Samson, filmed for Manorlogz Xtreme Spoken Word online slam last summer.


Connect with:
David Lee Morgan

 London based Singer and Songwriter, Julie Iwheta, performs two fantastic tracks, a classic from Lauryn Hill (for which she does it great justice) and one of her own tracks too; two for the price of one – we do love a bargain!


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Julie Iwheta

Rapper, Lyricst, Dancehall MC and all round entertainer, Serocee delivers this fun and funky track entitled, Oh Na Na, produced by Grammy award winning Tony CD Kelly.


Connect with:
Serocee

Award winning Poetry Veteren and all round G, Mr. Gee presents White Girl (A Tale Of Addiction) to jeers, muffled chortles and astonishment.

Connect with: Mr. Gee

 

UK Performance Poet, Creative Arts Educator and bi-lingual extraordinare, Hollie McNish gives us her classic poem, Language Learning.


Connect with:
Hollie McNish


Audio

UK Rapper, Cynikal, with his new release, Breakfast. Enjoy!

Connect with: Cynikal


Join us again next Saturday, and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/audio-visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

Happy Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday | 19th May 2012

19 May

Good afternoon and welcome to Spotlight Saturday.

We hope you’re good and having a fabulous weekend so far.

Below, you’ll find another great collection of music and poetry from the UK and beyond.

As every week, we invite you to watch, listen, view and share.  Please feel free to get involved by posting your comments  and feedback below, or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!  

UK’s trailblazing Performance Poet, G.R.E.Ed.S gives us his Confessions of a Teenager.


Connect with:
 G.R.E.Ed.S

 

London based Singer, Songwriter and Spoken Word Artist, FLOetic Lara  performs classic  Cry Me A River for a performance at TiLT earlier this year.


More on:
FLOetic Lara

UK Singer, Songwriter & Poet, Soneni and her band, The Soul joined forces with UK Poets, Leroy Rose, Tshaka Campbell, KG, Comfort Art without Apology and Alim Kamara, to bring this inspiring take on London, aptly entitled, Love My London.  The tracks poignancy was further enhanced by its release just weeks after the London Riots of 2011.


Connect with: Soneni & The Soul, Leroy Rose, KG, Tshaka Campbell, Comfort, Alim Kamara  

Canadian Poet, Kayla Enigma, delivers this extremely honest and heartfelt poem in the form of a short film entitled A Beautiful Disaster.  Online for just a week, it’s causing a stir worldwide with it’s controversal subject matter.  Check it out for yourself.


Connect with:
Kayla Enigma

UK Performance Poet, English Teacher, Poet Laureate for Peterborough and one half of creative partnership Dead Poets, Mark Grist goes head to head with Rapper Blizzard in this explosive battle for Don’t Flop.  Great bars, metaphors and witty one-liners CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE so do not watch if you are easily offended!


Connect with:
Mark Grist | Dead Poets


Audio 

UK Singer, Songwriter and Musician, Martyna Baker, offers us The Demo. Enjoy!

Connect with: Martyna Baker


Join us again next Saturday, and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/audio-visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

Happy Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday | 12th May 2012

12 May

Good afternoon and welcome to Spotlight Saturday.

We hope you’re well and enjoying the rare sunshine that we’re having (well, in London anyway)!

We have another fabulous selection of gems from some of the UK’s finest performers this week, with a touch of good vibes from across the pond, thrown in for good measure.

As usual we invite you to watch, listen, view and share.  Please feel free to get involved by posting your comments  and feedback below, or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!

Passionate Poet and one fourth of collective, Best Kept Secret, ShaKaRa delivers this impactful piece entitled Poet in Isolation.


Connect with:  
ShaKaRa

London based Singer, Songwriter Natasha Carver recorded the classic  I Have Nothing (If I Don’t Have You) in memory of the late, great Whitney Houston.


More on:
Natasha Carver

Canadian based Performance Poet, Da Original One, soothes us with Cheap Therapy.


Connect with:
Da Original One

UK Performance Poet, Dougie Hastings, gives us Feet Follow Each Other, a piece recorded for Wize TV .


Connect with: 
Dougie Hastings

UK Rapper, and member of collective Midas Touch, J The Exodous collaborates with Mikel Ameen on recently released Knowledge is Power, a track from short film, Illegal Activity soundtrack.


Connect with:
J The Ex | Mikel Ameen


Audio 

UK Freestyle Lyricist, LeeN, brings us volume two of Mixtape Demo Ting

Connect with: LeeN


Stealth MC
brings his offering of Stealth Artois

Connect with: Stealth MC


Join us again next Saturday, and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/audio-visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

Happy Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday | 5th May 2012

5 May

Good afternoon and welcome to Spotlight Saturday.

We have a great mix bag this week, with a diverse range of material – we hope you’ll enjoy it.  As usual do watch, listen, view and share but more importantly, give us your comments and feedback below, or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!

Award winning UK Poet (and demon with a skateboard :))  Mat Lloyd shares this touching piece entitled, Blokes.


Connect with: 
Mat Lloyd

Multi-award winning Poet, Playwright and Children’s Author, John Agard, shares Prospero Caliban Cricket at a very recent performance for Tilt, in London.


 More on: John Agard

US Pastor and Spoken Word Artist, Phil Allen Jnr, tells us about When I Became A Man.


Connect with: 
Phil Allen Jnr

UK Performance Poet, Kate Tempest, gives us The Teens’ Speech, a piece for Barnardo’s children’s charity back in 2009.


Connect with:
Kate Tempest

UK Rapper, YJ brings us a taste of his forthcoming EP, The Message entitled Throw Away Bars.


Connect with:
YJ

Audio

Connect with: Breis

Connect with: Captain of the Rant

Join us again next Saturday, and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/audio-visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

Happy Saturday!

Spotlight Saturday | 28th April 2012

28 Apr

Good afternoon and welcome to Spotlight Saturday.

We have a mixed bag this week, so as usual, watch, listen, view and share but more importantly, give us your comments and feedback or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!


UK Spoken Word Artist, Griot and Rapper, Alim Kamara, delivers, The Servent’s Path.

Connect with: Alim Kamara

US Spoken Word Artist, Jon Goode takes us back in the day…


Connect with
: Jon Goode

Powerful and poignant Jamaican performance poet, d’bi young takes us on a journey with Revolushun.


Connect with
: d’bi young

One of our favourite poems, ‘Jessica’, by Performance Poet and Creative Educator, Polarbear.


Connect with
: Polarbear

January saw the conviction of 2 people in the Stephen Lawrence murder case and the verdict rippled throughout the world.  Moved to write this piece, award-winning Poet, Dean Atta,  brought us, ‘I Am Nobody’s N*gger’


Connect with
Dean Atta

 

Join us again next Saturday and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

Happy Saturday!

 

Spotlight Saturday | 21st April 2012

21 Apr

Good afternoon and welcome to our very first Spotlight Saturday.

We thought it would be nice to share some of the audio and visual performance related gems that we like, from home and away, in the hope that you might like them too.   Some of them will be old, some will be new, but all of them will be brilliant!

So, watch, listen, view and share but more importantly, give us your comments and feedback or alternatively, contact the artists directly – we’re sure they’ll be chuffed to hear from you.

Let’s go!


Audio-Visual

This week, UK Spoken Word Artist and Rapper, Lyric L, alongside Kevin Mark Trail (formally of The Streets), had their collaborative track, Away, featured on Channel 4‘s 4Play.

Lyric L - Away Feat. Kevin Mark Trail

Connect with: Lyric L | Kevin Mark Trail

February saw UK Spoken Word Artist, and one fourth of collective Best Kept Secret‘s, AmeN NoiR release the track Patiently Waiting, also featuring Nyarai and Comfort – Art without Apology with a cameo from Lateef ‘Toks’ Ogunjobi.  The video was filmed by Rainbow Entertainment‘s Gizla.

Connect with: AmeN NoiR | Nyarai | Comfort – Art without Apology | Gizla

UK Freestyle extraordinare, Emerge MC released this fantastic animated video at the end of 2011, for his track entitled Just A Rant.

Connect with: Emerge MC

UK Singer-Songwriter, Shakka, performed On Dis Ting, to what looks like a sold out audience, at Soul-D-Out UK Live earlier this month.

Connect with: Shakka

 

Media & Film company, UpShot‘s Director, Sebastian Thiel delivers Illegal Activity, a short film featuring some of the UK’s finest established and emerging artists, including Rappers Sway and Shystie, Singer Dionne Reid and Poet, Imhotep Oyorey.

Connect with: Sebastian Thiel


Audio

Keep On Keeping On | Connect with: FLOetic Lara

Mixtape Demo Ting 2 | Connect with: LeeN

Skin Volume 1 | Connect with: Tshaka Campbell

Spokenology | Connect with: AmeN NoiR


Visual

Adidas Advertisement featuring UK Poet, Sonority

Join us again next Saturday and in the meantime, if you’re a performance artist with audio/visual work to share, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us the URL and any links to your website or social media profiles.

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