Monthly Archives: May 2011

Poejazzi Recommends: Howaboutbeth’s Rabid Ballads Live

A quick fact about HowaboutBeth AKA Beth Mburu Bowie’s Rabid Ballad project: it gained twenty thousand listens on myspace in its first month, doubly impressive as it happened when it seemed absolutely no one on the face of the the known universe’s pimpled forehead was actually using myspace and/or admitting to, even annonymously online  in 2010. A ...

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Guest Post: G.R.E.E.D.S and Darwood’s “Gritty City”

HA! Back then I used to listen to music or have my TV on whilst I slept, some (mother) thought it purely wasted electric, I beg to differ. This one time though changed my life. Slightly dramatic but, really, it did. Now, I am not sure what time in the AM the video below aired ...

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As Seen on Youtube: Gil Scott Heron/Jamie XX- I’ll Take Care of You.

Woke up to some really bad news. I wanted to stick up the video for ‘NY is Killing me,’ because I love that song to mega bits but it was boring. This is much better. Do something good for your brain today: whether it’s this album or his poetry, have a little listen to the ...

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Poejazzi Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Joy Da Costa

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, the only guarantee was at the end of the adventure you’d be staring at a ...

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The Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Rob Self-Pierson

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, the only guarantee was at the end of the adventure you’d be staring at a ...

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The Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Wil Conway.

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, the only guarantee was at the end of the adventure you’d be staring at a ...

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Poejazzi: This sunday at Volupte lounge. Come Down!

Hi all, by now you know the drill…the line-up is fantastic, consisting of Nii Aykwei Parkes, Commonwealth Prize-nominated writer and poet; and Paul Cree and Sean Mahoney, two poets from the free-flowing, fast-rising poetry collective The Rubix Collective.  There’ll also be a solo flute set from Mikey Kirkpatrick, and the lush acoustics of Adrian and the Exiles. Tickets are ...

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Poejazzi Guest Post: Rob Auton, “Words About Words”

When Musa Okwonga asked me to write this piece he used forty-eight words. Forty-eight words came together to create a message. I replied to his message using twenty-five words. He replied again using thirteen words. That’s an eighty-six word conversation that has resulted in me typing this. Hearing the words of others and reading the ...

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Review: AKS: The Bus Stop EP

ARTIST: AKS ALBUM: The Bus Stop EP OUT: Now (duh) iTUNES LINK: here ‘I’ve been sitting at this bus stop/ever since me and my talent had a bust up‘ It feels like I’m jumping on the bandwagon with this review. The Bus Stop EP’s been out for yonks. Everyone with half a social media brain ...

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Music: Week of The Poet

Typical: you wait ages for one decent spoken word album, and then suddenly you can’t slap handcuffs on an IMF Boss without tripping over one. No less than FOUR albums from some of the UK’s best spoken word talent came out in the last week, each tackling wildly different musical genres. Exciting times: Here’s what’s ...

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As Seen On Youtube: M.A.D Poet

The first time I saw this, I must admit I was blown away by the energy in her delivery. On second listen, I’m not so sure. Visually, it’s a treat; all that white contrasting on her black shiny self is easy on the eye, very minimal, very nice. Watch and see. If I was to ...

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NME, Sound Of Rum and Poetry

Earlier this week I wrote a rant about NME’s review about Sound of Rum’s album ‘Balance’. It is not a nice review. Even the puffiest, greenest, rotting, stinky, wouldn’t-be-touched-by-houseflies Lemon fruit would flinch at the harshness of it. As a fan of Sound of Rum I felt a duty to stand up and do something ...

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Video: United Vibrations, ‘No Space, No Time’

This video’s has been out for a bit, but better late than ever. We at Poejazzi have always been fans of 12 Tone Collective, and United Vibrations (one of the bands from the collective) come thoroughly recommended. A clash of Afrobeat, hip hop and punk, with the sickest, siiiiiickest drummer under 25, we’ve had the ...

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