Saturday, 21 September 2013

KADIJA GEORGE SESAY AT CHARLTON HOUSE...

KADIJA GEORGE  IS KNOWN AS A PROMOTER OF (OTHER WRITERS AND) LITERATURE.

BUT HERE SHE WAS HEAD-LINING A GLOBAL FUSION MUSIC AND ARTS...EVENT.

Irki, Kadija's new collection is her call.
Time for all of us to listen to a woman who has (for decades), been pushing and heaving and shoving and assisting others in the world of  minorities' literature in the UK. The award winning writer of Sierra Leone descent's gig was, ironically,  filled with a dozen-plus artists; all booked by GFMA...Oh yes, Kadija is never alone. Even if it is her time to shine and show us what she has written.
Thursday, 19th September was an international day of peace... and well...what else to celebrate but music, sound and colourful verse?
A display of African fabrics and goods by Ugandan musician, Sara Ndagire
Finding peace through centering yourself by doing Tai Chi Chuan as expressed by local Charlton instructor and positive thinker Chew Yeen Lawes. She runs regular classes through GFMA initiative.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

DRUMMING AND BEAUTY AT FAHARI PASSION FASHION SHOW...


I enjoyed myself; everyone did that evening.
 I was delighted drumming Djembe  with my DJ friends from Poland. Kryhu Rudnicki and Kompas Collective, ever heard of them? Check them out...

  Their hallucinating, catchy electronic music, tallied with our  beats while sweetening   the mix of flamboyant, elegant, agile and athletic beautiful models from all corners of the world.

 At my side was Gwang, the amazing percussionist from Grenada.
We did the music and watched pretty clothes being displayed.

 Swim wear, strapless attire, long respectable maxi  dresses, sexy short skirts, waistcoats, you name it.  It was all lovely.

What dominated the fabrics was the East African Khanga, a piece of clothing that has been around the region since mid 1800s.  Yes, Khanga is also worn as far as Comoro Islands, Congo-Zaire and the beaches of Brazil.

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