Reggae history and British pioneers Black Slate

After last week's live performance at Hootananny and as Black History Month gets under way, Anthony Brightly, co-founder and keyboardist of British reggae pioneers Black Slate, talked...

Brockwell Park event to confirm local area as youth music hotspot

On 15 September Junior Open Mic performers from all over South London will gather to perform at JOM Micro Music Festival II in Brockwell...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Keahnne Carlita Whitby shares favourite gigs

…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...

A community must have music

With carnival now behind us and holidays coming to an end, students, parents and teachers will be gearing up to go back to school. So...

Brixton Oxjam is back – great music, cool cause

Oxjam Brixton, a one-day festival is back on Sunday 13 October. The aim of the festival is to create a platform for up and...

Young Brixton musicians join Outernational Orchestra

Members of the Brixton-based Youthsayers band are to join with fellow young musicians from the Königin-Luise-Schule in Cologne, Germany, to create an Outernational Orchestra...

Thursday is Effra jazz night

Simone Richardson meets the musicians who play every Thursday at the Effra’s legendary jazz night The line-up may have varied over the past 20 years...

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...

Making history …

Not only Stormzy, but also gender parity – Dave Randall looks back at Glastonbury and forward to the Lambeth Country Show Most reviews of the...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: DJ Laura Mills shares some beautiful memories

…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...

Sad times for music lovers but plenty to celebrate

The way to pay tribute to that which is past is to celebrate and support what we still have, says Dave Randall, bidding farewell...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra – rapping to Tchaikovsky

Brixton-based journalist and composer Robert Hugill reviews a recent performance by the genre-busting Brixton Chamber Orchestra   Brixton Chamber Orchestra, a lively ensemble of 15 classically...

Fireball Sessions at Pop Brixton

It's well worth a visit to Pop Brixton to see and hear MckNasty says Simone Richardson Once a month MckNasty plays drums at a jam...

First Brixton, then the world for DJ Marcia Carr

Marcia Carr interviewed young women DJs at an International Women’s day event in Brixton’s Pure Vinyl. Simone Richardson turns the tables in this interview Marcia...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Idris Rahman shares his venues with a special...

…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...

There is an alternative to Eurovision

If Eurovision is not your thing, catch one of Esa Williams’ six-hour sets at Phonox, says Dave Randall It may not be the highlight of...

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Ovalhouse final Kennington performances to break down walls

Anetha Sivanathan surveys the final season of Lambeth’s historic theatre, Ovalhouse, before its move from its home of 50 years to Brixton   For its last...

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