MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Cyndi Handson shares some fave music

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in other ways to Brixton’s live music scene. This month it’s the turn of Cyndi Handson (AKA Cyndi Anafo)

DJ Cyndi Anafo

What do you do and where do you do it?

I am a DJ/promoter mainly in South London – Brixton Village being a key spot. I’m also a director of Peckham Palms – London’s first Afro hair and beauty hub majority run by Black women.

Favourite memories of playing in Brixton?

Has to be Tongue and Groove that used to be on Atlantic Road. It was a great time in Brixton – it had yet to become on trend in the mainstream and so the music community of that time were genuinely appreciative and open minded to off-the-beaten-track quality music nights.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Emanative & Phil Ranelin’s Vibes From The Tribe, of which all proceeds go to music charity The Steve Reid Foundation.

Favourite album of all time and why?

Will select a joint favourite with my husband and business partner, Chris: Sunlight by Herbie Hancock, the killer tune being No Means Yes … not the most politically right-on of titles, lol.

Where can we hear you next?

Our free family friendly all-dayer “No Long Ting” at Pop Brixton Sun 24 August. Follow us at @brixtonvillagelates where we host a number of free DJs & live events weekly at Brixton Village, Thursday–Saturday and Satay Bar every Sunday when we roster a family friendly old skool music session for brunch.