Hakeem Kazeem from The Batty Mama
Interview with Hakeem Kazeem, from The Batty Mama an organisation specialised in Queer black and brown performance arts and events.
Alt Queer Black P.R.O.M, 27 April at Hackney Showroom.
This month Pearl Wise a speaks to film director Charles Garrad about his first feature ‘Waiting For You’ premiering at The East End Film Festival, Roland Fischer from Dalston’s alternative arts space SET, Hakeem Kazem co-creator of The Batty Mama creating space for black and brown LGBTQ performance and dance and Artur Vidal + Hannah White introduce us to ‘Sonic Meditations’.
Starting conversations: Street harassment
This month Jessie Lawson walked around Dalston asking passers-by about Street Harassment, then she spoke to Kelsey from Hollaback LDN – an anti-street harassment organisation.
Studio session: Gitta de Ridder
Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter Gitta de Ridder plays live in the studio with backing vocals by Hannah Lovell, ahead of the release of her second album For everything a season.
Studio interview: Ella Hollowood curator at Rainbow Pilgrims
Studio interview with Ella Hollowood curator of online and mobile exhibition Rainbow Pilgrims; a collection of oral histories from the LGBTQI+ migrant community in London.
Orton is celebrating the re-issue of her second album first released in 1999, Central Reservation, and will be performing with her full band. The album won her a Best Female Award at the Brits and gave her a second Mercury Prize nomination.
We Interviewed Ian Bennet aka Farrago about his acoustic/folk event The Music Box at Paper Dress a couple of months ago. Ian is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and on this week’s show we played his track Red Rag to a Rainbow.
Founders Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan have always stated that they are more of an art collective than a straight up band, and on this week’s show we played their track Utopia. Their new album of the same name was released in March this year and they are here in East London for their UK single launch. It is invite only so check the ace hotel for details.
On this week’s show we played Welsh singer songwriter Sweet Baboo’s rendition of Thin Lizzie’s The Boys are Back in Town. Sweet Baboo is playing a mini tour to celebrate the release (on The Mochi Mochi label) of a collection of recordings recorded by Sweet Baboo on the Mark Riley show.