Culture

Here is the hub of my thoughts; ideas, experiences, everything and anything. If you have something you’ve been thinking about or something you’d like me to write about, let me know.

Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great

I almost don’t know where to begin with Sampa The Great last night. The tickets were bought so long ago and so much has been going on the past few weeks that I’d forgotten I had this to look forward to until Sunday night. I looked in my calendar and felt nourished in anticipation.

Festival Responsibility

Festival Responsibility

As festival season draws closer, I’m forced to ask - which ones are actually taking responsibility? Some of you may or may not have seen the recent call-out from Stormzy to Snowbombing Festival. Calling out the festival on Instagram Stories, Stormzy alleged that his...

Hair Politics

Hair Politics

This week I declined the invitation to play at an upcoming festival that I’d been invited down to review for Bristol 24/7 last year. Due to a sense of loyalty to the organisers I allowed myself to be silenced after an occurrence with security but after being asked to play this year and the issue […]

Bristol Love

Bristol Love

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about the amazing things that have been happening but it’s been mad busy so I’m letting myself off. To kick off with the most important recap…. ST PAUL’S CARNIVAL!!!! Let me say first and foremost; thank you the residents of St Pauls for letting the […]

Reclaiming Space at Boomtown Fair

It’s no secret that I’ve moved and worked in predominantly white spaces since my youth. Growing up as a mixed race child in the middle of rural Wales was not an easy experience; though one that I value due to the immense love I now have for nature, it instilled a feeling of ‘otherness’ in […]

Cypress Hill Interview #FanGirl

Cypress Hill, one of the most versatile and iconic hip hop acts of a generation, are playing at what is arguably one of the most trailblazing music festivals on offer (no I’m not biased…) Boomtown! Having written 8 studio albums and experimenting on each with different sounds, they are a perfect choice for the independent […]

Rag’n’Bone Man, O2 Academy

Bumping along on the bus to Rag n Bone man I didn’t have a whole to go on in terms of expectation which I love – I take great joy in discovering an artist after they’ve blown up. It was the same with Kendrick Lamar, I point blank refuse to listen to an artist once […]

Chineke! Orchestra: Classical music diversified

“I could count on my hand the amount of people of colour I’d played with in the past 35 years… That’s not good.” Fresh off the phone from BBC Radio 4, Chi-chi Nwanoku walked me through her mission to champion change and celebrate diversity in the Classical music scene. From performers at the forefront to those behind […]