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#19 Lorena Dale - Wicked Ways

1/7/2019
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Lorena Dale is a singer from Australia but currently lives in London. Her EP called Wicked Ways is out now on all platforms. Listen to her talk about the process from recording the music, to crowdfunding and a technique called tapping. www.lorenadale.com

Duration:01:37:56

#18 Brittnee Habbib - Finding My Voice

12/18/2018
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Brittnee Habbib is a gymnastics coach who won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games for Canada. Listen to her journey to self-acceptance and how she empowers young women through her Hip-Hop gymnastic program called G-Powered. @brittneehabbib @gpowered

Duration:01:50:28

#17 Camilla George - The People Could Fly

11/26/2018
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Camilla George is a London based saxophonist who has just released her 2nd album called The People Could Fly featuring Omar, Sarah Tandy and Cherise Adams-Burnett. We talk about how her West African and Caribbean heritage influences her music, all things Kenny Garrett and the thriving London Jazz scene. http://www.camillageorge.com/

Duration:01:08:27

#16 Sarah Aluko - Firstborn

11/6/2018
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Sarah Aluko is a London based poet and author of the poetry collection Firstborn. Her words come from personal experience and have touched the lives of women all over the world. Find out the inspiration behind her poetry and how she continues to perfect her craft as a poet and writer. @sarah_aluko Get Firstborn on Amazon https://amzn.to/2FmiTvd www.iwishididntquit.com

Duration:01:20:42

#15 Bob Mover - NYC, Jazz and Michael Brecker

11/26/2017
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In an honest and insightful conversation, legendary New York based saxophonist Bob Mover sits down with Nate to talk about what he's learnt in close to 50 years in the music industry, his influences and his close friendship with the late Michael Brecker. http://www.bobmover.com/wordpress/

Duration:01:57:47

#14 Jarritt Sheel & Ethan Hein - HipHop Music Ed

11/19/2017
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Jarritt Sheel and Ethan Hein are music educators based in New York currently working and studying at NYU. We talk about the role of HipHop and Pop in music education, Thundercat, Trap music, and why so many people have stopped studying music. Twitter: @jsheelmusic http://jsheelmusic.com/ Twitter: @ethanhein http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/

Duration:01:23:21

#13 Dr Shirley Thompson - New Nation Rising (Black History Month 2017 Special)

11/5/2017
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Award winning speaker and composer Dr Shirley Thompson is one of the most important composers of a generation. She is a critically acclaimed classical composer having been commissioned to write for Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, the 2012 Olympic Games ceremony as well as being the first woman to compose and musically direct for a major drama on the BBC. Website: http://shirleythompsonmusic.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shirleyjtmusic iTunes: http://apple.co/2AcPuff

Duration:00:57:01

#12 London Is The Place For Me (Black History Month 2017 Special)

10/22/2017
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Nate touches on the life and music of Lord Kitchener, a Calypsonian who wrote about his experiences and observations about 1950-60's London in his music. How important is his music in helping us understand the generation who came over on the SS Windrush?

Duration:00:26:24

#11 Cassie Kinoshi - Headwraps & Jazz (Black History Month Special)

10/15/2017
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In this Black History Month special episode, UK alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi tells all about her trailblazing bands including the award winning all female collective Nérija, her love for Jackie McClean, the legacy of Colonialism, and how her roots and culture influence her composition. www.cassiekinoshi.com/ www.instagram.com/cassiekinoshi/ twitter.com/CassieKinoshi

Duration:00:59:17

#10 Alina Bzhezhinska - What's Wrong With Your Mouth?!

10/1/2017
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This was such a great and funny conversation! London based Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska talks about her journey to becoming one of the top Harpists in the UK, discovering the music of Alice Coltrane, working for the King of Thailand plus the joys of motherhood. https://www.alina-harpist.com/

Duration:01:24:59

#09 Nonhle Beryl - Don't Be Comfortable Being Comfortable

9/18/2017
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Star South African artist Nonhle Beryl wanted to work in a lab before winning a competition to tour America at the age of 14. Now she works at the Lion King Theatre in Germany and discusses her journey there, internet trolls and her love for all things Beyoncé

Duration:01:40:39

#08 Isobella Burnham - Are Singers Musicians Too??

9/3/2017
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Bajan bass player Isobella Burnham talks about her experience in London, learning the bass and tackles that all important question: Are singers musicians too??

Duration:01:41:40

#07 Jnr Robinson - Chilling With Chaka Khan (Part 2)

8/23/2017
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Gospel singer Junior Robinson tells all about UK gospel music in the 1980's, chilling with Chaka Khan and performing in front of 2 Popes at the Vatican.

Duration:01:05:48

#07 Jnr Robinson - Chilling With Chaka Khan (Part 1)

8/20/2017
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Gospel singer Junior Robinson tells all about UK gospel music in the 1980's, chilling with Chaka Khan and performing in front of 2 Popes at the Vatican.

Duration:01:19:33

#06 OneSound - A Head Can't Be A Backside

8/3/2017
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Akil Henry and Olecia Addo from OneSound sit down and talk about their business, reaching 500,000 views on YouTube and how their faith informs their business.

Duration:01:33:36

#05 Marshall Titus - Tap Dancing On A Tightrope

7/20/2017
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US Singer, actor and producer Marshall Titus sits down with Nate to talk about his new album called Send A Little Love, his personal philosophy and being true to self.

Duration:01:49:00

#04 Mabel Agbenorto - Moving Forward

7/6/2017
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London based Gospel singer Mabel Agbenorto sits down with Nate to talk about her work, upbringing in church and her journey to releasing her new album 'Moving Forward'.

Duration:00:45:25

#03 SaraJane - Connection Is Key

6/23/2017
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SaraJane sits down with Backstage Spotlight to talk about her journey to recording her first album #StepOne, singing backing vocals for one of Germany's biggest stars (Ina Müller), how she connects with her audiences and much much more.

Duration:02:17:16

#02 Nora Bite - From Latvia to London

6/10/2017
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Nora Bite is a Jazz Guitarist from originally from Latvia, now based in London. Since she moved she has performed with artists such as Amy Winehouse, as well as starting up her own weekly jam session. Hear her talk about her journey, learning the guitar, Aikido and finding the right musicians.

Duration:01:27:42

#01 Rupert Noble - The Saxophone Whisperer

5/28/2017
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With over 17,000 instruments repaired and a client list featuring some of the best saxophonists in the world, find out how Rupert Noble became one of the leading saxophone repairers in the UK, his take on the new wave of young musicians, why vintage horns are better than modern ones and the only lick in his repertoire. Music by The Masks

Duration:01:26:36