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Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show

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Mista Pierre is in conversation with guests from music, culture and politics as well as a generous smattering of everyday people. Guests share seminal songs and the inspiring stories behind them.

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United Kingdom

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Mista Pierre is in conversation with guests from music, culture and politics as well as a generous smattering of everyday people. Guests share seminal songs and the inspiring stories behind them.

Twitter:

@mistapierre

Language:

English

Contact:

07889127064


Episodes

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 3 Ep1 with Cyril Nri (Part 2)

2/23/2024
It's February 2024. As I stroll under the rare azure canopy of London, I'm here to share the enlightening continuation of my dialogue with Cyril Nri. We dive into a reflective journey through New York's storied streets, muse on the timeless melodies of Stevie Wonder, and consider the art of becoming someone else through the lens of actors. Our conversation is a patchwork of cultural epochs and personal tales, We bring to light the significance of representation in media, from the polished accents that perplexed the police in my neighbourhood to characters in TV police series that broke the mould. Challenging stereotypes on screen, portraying minority groups with dignity, and embracing the spectrum of human experience is an actor's courageous calling. So, let's revel in the virtuosity of Oscar Peterson, the individuality of Grace Jones, and the activism of Gil Scott-Heron. Let's honour the diversity of our world and the power of authenticity while invoking the spirit of global citizenship. Cyril and I urge you to chase your dreams, live passionately, and never let the grace of life's symphony go unheard. Cyril's Songs Living For The City - Stevie Wonder You Got Me - The Roots Mumbles - Oscar Peterson Johannesburg - Gil Scott-Heron Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:22:55

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 3 Ep1 with Cyril Nri

1/30/2024
As the new year unfolds, I invite you to wrap yourself in the comfort of shared stories and profound insights with our guest, the profoundly talented Cyril Nri. His journey through stage, screen, and voice acting reveals the textured layers of an artist's life, embedded with the echoes of an Igbo heritage and the resilience of a culture. Cyril's voice has breathed life into characters in ways that defy the norm, and his tales extend beyond performance, touching the Biafran war song of his youth and an enlightening narrative that traverses from personal to universal truths. Venture with us through the pulsating heart of the Black diaspora, where tales of education, ambition, and struggle intertwine with the intricate dance of post-colonization and self-reclamation. The pioneers' journey, including my parents' own path, reveals the courage it takes to break new ground, with music like Nina Simone's anthems guiding the way towards freedom. Delicate threads of mentorship weave through our conversation, highlighting the transformative impact of progressive institutions and the mentors shaping tomorrow's artists and activists. Join us as we reaffirm the vitality of laughter, the necessity of mental well-being, and the boundless potential of embracing one's passion. Cyril's Chosen Songs Nina Simone - I wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Aswad - African Children Reference Material C L R James George Lamming Sam Selvon Pan African Congress Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:18:35

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 2 Ep 4 with David Nathan

12/16/2023
The Soulful Journey of David Nathan: Legacy and Influence Join us on a soulful journey as we engage in a heartfelt conversation with the British Ambassador of Soul, Mr. David Nathan, fondly known as Uncle D. From the streets of London to the vibrant soul music scene, David Nathan, with his five-decade-long career, he brings a wealth of wisdom to our dialogue. We delve into his fascinating experiences, from witnessing racial discrimination to working in a record store, and discuss the important role of artists like Nina Simone and Earth, Wind & Fire in shaping our musical consciousness. In this dialogue, we explore the social complexities of the 60s and 70s, the racial dynamics, and the cultural evolution that shaped the music industry. We recall our personal journeys, our self-discovery, and the impact of certain songs and artists on our lives. We reflect on the changing attitudes towards interracial relationships, the emergence of black gay culture in London, and the vibrant disco culture of the 70s. We share stories of our personal connections with music, enlightening you with our nostalgic conversations filled with insightful anecdotes of the era. We also discuss the deep connection between the soul and soul music, leaving you with a deeper understanding of our relationship with music, culture, and personal identity. So, tune in, listen to our vibrant conversation, and let us take you on a journey through the soulful lanes of music history, personal memories, and cultural evolution. Intro Song Yes We Can Can - The Pointer Sisters David's Choices Walk On By - Dionne Warwick I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone I Have Never Loved a Man (The Way Love You) - Aretha Franklin Walking Up a One Way Street - Willie Tee Armed & Extremely Dangerous - First Choice Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire External Links David Nathan.com Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:02:03:56

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 2 Ep 3 with Zak Polanski

11/2/2023
Join me, along with my special guest, Zak Polanski, the Deputy Leader of the Green Party, as we have a heart-to-heart conversation; we unlock the stories behind Zak's surname changes, our shared nightclub experiences, and the intriguing intersections of identity and politics. But that's not all. We also delve into the pressing issues of climate crisis, equality, and identity. Uncover the ties between green issues, racism, and economic justice, and understand the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on communities of colour and working-class communities. From discussing the political undertones in rap music to exploring the challenges of owning a space in a society yet to achieve true equality, this conversation promises to be a riveting journey of insight and discovery. Buckle up for an episode that promises a rollercoaster ride of topics, from understanding the intricacies of your identity to a deep dive into the world of music, theatre, climate crisis and much more. We challenge you to question the status quo, provoke thought, and inspire change. Join me on this exciting journey that promises to be an insightful, entertaining and thought-provoking experience. Zak's Choice Cuts Let the Groove Get In - Justin Timberlake What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye Woman - Little Simz Cruel Intentions -JMSN If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out - Cat Stevens Literature/Books Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown (Author) Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:17:51

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 2 Ep 2 with Martin Green

8/31/2023
Pierre is in conversation with one of the most exciting and influential DJs of the 90s, Martin Green. Martin founded the club Smashing, the epicentre of the 90's Britpop scene. Martin is an avid music collector, unearthing a nutritious bounty of lost gems and compiling them on many albums for major and independent record companies, kickstarting the popular lounge revival of the mid-90s. He became features editor of Beige magazine, interviewing various cult figures, artists and actors whose work he admires. In addition, he reviews plays, shows and events for the publication. As if that isn't enough, he combines these varied occupations, co-curating exhibitions as part of Duovision, producing gallery events and contributing a suitable musical score to the art presented. Intro Song I like London in the Rain - Blossom Dearie Martin's Cuddly Curation The Black Queens Beads - The Young Lovers E.V.A - Jean Jacques Perrey Black Rite - Mandingo This is Hardcore - Pulp ( 4Hero Remix) For What It is Worth - Sergio Mendes Cherrystones - Eugene McDaniels Referenced Tracks Just to Get a Rep - Gangstarr Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:32:23

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 2 Ep 1 with Shaun Parkes

1/9/2023
Pierre is joined by the actor Shaun Parkes. They discuss growing up together, faith, and his role in the film Human Traffic. All of this is fuelled by a few glasses of champagne. Things get bubbly!! Intro Song Chase The Devil - Max Romeo Shaun's Choices Dat - Pluto Shervington Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder Dear Mama - 2Pac Nobody Knows - Reverend T.L Barrett Waiting All Night (feat Ella Eyre) - Rudimental Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:58:02

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 1 Ep 5 with Luke Howard

9/28/2022
Pierre is joined by Horse Meat Disco DJ Luke Howard to discuss DJ life our relationship with music and our early musical discoveries in our formative years. Also the emergence of Horse Meat Disco and the future. Intro Song Take Me I'm Yours- Mary Clark Lukes's Choices Just Us - Two Tons Of Fun You Are My Friend - Sylvester (Live) Over and Over - Sylvester Lonely People - Lil Louis & the World The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Rio Babilonia - Jorge Ben Jor Uptown Top Rankin - Althea & Donna Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:29:31

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 1 Ep 4 with Nurjahan Khatun

8/1/2022
Pierre talks with the British author, keynote speaker and IT Director in the Home Office Nurjahan Khatun. Nujahan talks about early home life, homelessness, and re-invention. She shares the songs that gave her strength through adversity and how she keeps inspired. Podcast artwork by John Dyer RELATED LINKS Nurjahan Khatun's Song Choices Nazar Ke Samne - Anuradha Paudwal https://open.spotify.com/track/56Ne0akGQ4GHPxS9MOL57G?si=dd647855167a4e1a One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz to Men https://open.spotify.com/track/7ySbfLwdCwl1EM0zNCJZ38?si=cf96ec27f5df4035 'Till I Collapse - Eminem https://open.spotify.com/track/4xkOaSrkexMciUUogZKVTS?si=f831a44858844f78 Tum Hi Ho - Arijit Singh https://open.spotify.com/track/56zZ48jdyY2oDXHVnwg5Di?si=5ec9469097264597 Books, Literature & Media Hook Of Hope by Nurjahan Khatun https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/163730420X/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_AYSHJGE755B7EZT4AMAK via @AmazonUK Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:35:09

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 1 Ep 3 with Lebo Diseko (Part 2)

6/1/2022
Part 2 of the conversation with the BBC foreign correspondent Lebo Diseko. Lebo talks about her harrowing experience, being locked in the Capitol Building for her safety during the 2021 insurrection in Washington, and her love for South African House music. Podcast artwork by John Dyer - paulwindledesign.co.uk Lebo Diseko's Song Choices Soul II Soul - Move Me No Mountain https://open.spotify.com/track/4gE2AMTeLxuE3n90AblFr9?si=260d9227bc104b63 Leviticus - The Burial https://open.spotify.com/track/0BIAlQguOM4MSEDUjqOqkc?si=70e3019d29cd4593 Wookie - Battle https://open.spotify.com/track/1Y8R1CKdai0oycCf6K0sjh?si=0eee5c33f4bd41e8 Black Motion - It's You https://open.spotify.com/track/7wNIzYbPVysxJswTNSogBh?si=427d8542779b4ee1 Earful Soul -It's Alright https://open.spotify.com/track/6A2oCFqEuMDjsBovTy1woX?si=a3cde7c5f16f4c39 Links, Books, Literature & Media BBC Trainee Scheme https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/work-experience?fbclid=IwAR1pjdQdFgxfS0YZDqFX-WBjHltHFRS8N4h6ZYNJdeg_iALFJ3ckUTivL2E Mista Pierre's Run Dem Radio Shows https://www.mixcloud.com/mistapierre/mista-pierres-turntable-torque-show-ep3/ Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:00:58:31

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show - Season 1 Ep 3 with Lebo Diseko (Part 1)

4/29/2022
Mista Pierre thIs in conversation with the BBC foreign correspondent Lebo Diseko. Lebo talks about her formative years in Oxford, being a child of political exiles, and the influence of Jazz in South Africa. Podcast artwork by John Dyer - paulwindledesign.co.uk Lebo Diseko's Song Choices Andile Yenana - Tembisa https://open.spotify.com/track/5gzMJ3ETdDZLG7gj0O9jKB?si=db8cdaac34374be9 Aretha Franklin - Hooked On Your Love https://open.spotify.com/track/6uB4MGYZ13amzHD0MDeUug?si=a038a22bd8c747be Whitney Houston - How Will I know https://open.spotify.com/track/5tdKaKLnC4SgtDZ6RlWeal?si=004f612cb8654cb3 Mary J Blige - Real Love https://open.spotify.com/track/3z0HBYkS1Nnt3ORqIU1vjr?si=8453491d56774b15 Soul II Soul - Move Me No Mountain https://open.spotify.com/track/4gE2AMTeLxuE3n90AblFr9?si=260d9227bc104b63 Leviticus - The Burial https://open.spotify.com/track/0BIAlQguOM4MSEDUjqOqkc?si=70e3019d29cd4593 Wookie - Battle https://open.spotify.com/track/1Y8R1CKdai0oycCf6K0sjh?si=0eee5c33f4bd41e8 Black Motion - It's You https://open.spotify.com/track/7wNIzYbPVysxJswTNSogBh?si=427d8542779b4ee1 Earful Soul -It's Alright https://open.spotify.com/track/6A2oCFqEuMDjsBovTy1woX?si=a3cde7c5f16f4c39 Links, Books, Literature & Media BBC Trainee Scheme https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/work-experience?fbclid=IwAR1pjdQdFgxfS0YZDqFX-WBjHltHFRS8N4h6ZYNJdeg_iALFJ3ckUTivL2E Mista Pierre's Run Dem Radio Shows https://www.mixcloud.com/mistapierre/mista-pierres-turntable-torque-show-ep3/ Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:00:53:29

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show Season 1 Ep 2 with David Mc Almont

1/31/2022
Mista Pierre talks with the British singer, essayist, and art historian David McAlmont David talks about his childhood and his formative years in Guyana. He discusses fame and self-reinvention., as well as some music that has contributed to the soundtrack to his inspired life. Podcast artwork by John Dyer David McAlmont's Song Choices Pet Shop Boys - My October Symphony https://open.spotify.com/track/4iiSJceq72BfoQuRb3gDim?si=a26d3ea01df04d23 The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You https://open.spotify.com/track/3YdKJzcoMZMacISlpY4QoP?si=6e7667140a404030 Do-Re-Mi - Julie Andrews https://open.spotify.com/track/6aNMGfwdGyELNGCuqs5ldU?si=cb3a692665d04ea0 Iggy Pop - Fall in Love With Me https://open.spotify.com/track/6YQjQdymVA9tvE0Ygnpsdd?si=363bf06e28d44c42 Beyonce - Mood 4 Eva https://open.spotify.com/track/7oqftogUN82Q7VNy2TmTJW?si=08723722443245cb Links, Books, Literature & Media Seth Godin – Leadership vs. Management - What it means to make a difference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoIAJYPQwo Tribes: We need you to lead us - by Seth Godin https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0749939753/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_4H09SE48EA9HBR72DFK7T Mista Pierre's Run Dem Radio Shows https://www.mixcloud.com/mistapierre/mista-pierres-turntable-torque-show-ep3/ Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:24:10

Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Show Season 1 Ep 1 with Musa Okwonga

11/16/2021
Pierre talks with British author, podcaster and musician Musa Okwonga. Musa talks about his move to Berlin. He shares songs that give him strength and make him feel brave. He also discusses navigating queer identities and how he keeps inspired. Podcast artwork by John Dyer RELATED LINKS Musa Okwonga's Song Choices Kano - Good Youtes Walk Amongst Evil https://open.spotify.com/track/0o8cO4zo0P4UEpz5VTtV0U?si=053f164fe96648a8 Little Simz - Venom https://open.spotify.com/track/4WaaWczlVb1UJ24LILsR4C?si=bdb4bb6ade6541cf Bobbi Humphery - Harlem River Drive https://open.spotify.com/track/6aP8aMehThSiaLJozzGeUh?si=9c3697de46994cba Lxury -We Do https://open.spotify.com/track/71Ek1P23RQs24HGWV46Vwm?si=554af7a01e904224 Rubblebucket https://open.spotify.com/track/3bF6ow7vpw404AVUReaHv9?si=224445a245b54aab Books, Literature & Media Musa Okwonga - In The End, It Was All About Love https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912722933/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZFRYTYDP70E3W7NRQKJC https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-stadio-podcast/id1474953937 One of Them: An Eton College Memoir https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1783529679/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_V02Z92E7WPK0V5339AC5 Striking Out: The Debut Novel from Superstar Striker Ian Wright https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/070230686X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NWFTA965K1JJZ7EDVQ5T Mista Pierre's Run Dem Radio Shows https://www.mixcloud.com/mistapierre/mista-pierres-turntable-torque-show-ep3/ Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:01:09:15

Fortified 45s Introduction

11/8/2021
Summary of the upcoming Podcasts from the Fortified 45 series. Mista Pierre's Fortified 45s Website Mista Pierre's Instagram

Duration:00:00:07