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West London's Kwame Binea sellling out across the USA

West London’s own Kwame Binea selling out in the USA now looking to return and conquer the UK

From West London to becoming the ‘Dread King’ of Harlem NYC Kwame Binea’s journey to capturing the hearts and minds of the people of New York, New York has been impressive.  Selling out iconic venues up and down the East coast and in the midwest of America Kwame has become a fan favorite for those loving his unique style of what he calls ‘Rock and Soul’ music with his big band.  As Kwame embarks on yet another sell-out tour of America in 2018 his sights are firmly set on a return to his homeland and city of birth London.  Where linking up with Stevie Eagle E of Shlepp Entertainment he wishes to establish himself on the British and European music scene.

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Singer and Songwriter Stephan Dante and Legendary musician Tubsy unveil B-Soul at exclusive G Salvatore Fashion showcase

B-Soul, Stephan Dante and legendary Bhangra musician Tubsy unveil new vibe at exclusive event in Birmingham [video]

B-Soul is here and it came with a bang at the Exclusive G Salvatore Fashion showcase event when the founders of this new musical vibe Stephan Dante and Tubsy Dholki Walla performed their first truly original B-Soul track ‘Dirty’ at the event.  B-Soul according to Stephan Dante is a fusion of Soul, RnB with Bhangra vibes and influences thrown in.  The concept originally sprung to life when Stevie Eagle E brought the two artists together for a previous event and involved during rehearsals.  It was during these rehearsals that a unique bond was formed between Stephan Dante and Tubsy Dholki Walla and B-Soul was born.

We spoke with Stephan Dante on the phone about the event, B-Soul and working with the Legendary musician Tubsy Dholki Walla.

Prince Bayo (The autistic prince) Performs live at G Salvatore Fashion showcase event in Birmingham

Autistic Prince Bayo overcomes his fears to shine at G Salvatore Fashion event

Anyone who has had to stand on a stage and perform can testify to how nerve racking this experience can be at the best of times.  This experience has been known to break many a person.  So you can imagine how much harder it must be for an autistic person who has a difficulty dealing with large numbers of people in everyday life.  Prince Bayo known as the ‘autistic Prince’ has to deal with Autism and ADHD.  He has been battling with this his entire life and when he has to perform or be around crowds his anxiety levels can go over the top.  As he puts it.  ‘It takes only one thing to not go according to the plan in my head and I am all over the place.’ 

The ICC in Birmingham will host the Birmingham Inspiration Awards and Top UK Model 2017 finals on Saturday Nov 11th

Birmingham UK poised for one of it’s biggest nights of the year as the Inspiration Awards hits town on a night of inspiration and celebration.

On Saturday the 11h of November at the Birmingham ICC something quite special is about to take place.  The Birmingham Inspiration Awards.  What makes this event all the more interesting and powerful is that is ‘by the people for the people’.  I am sure many of the big media moguls and businesses are scratching their heads wondering, how did this get so big and slip right under our radar for so long?  How was something like this done and we did not do it?  The basic truth of the matter is that something like this can rarely be done by the super big boys or the media moguls like ‘Simon Cowell’.  These types of events need to be thought out and brought to life by Mavericks not tied down to the same rules as everyone else (Commerical constraints and TV schedules).  That is the only way something a little different can be done and that is the way the Birmingham Inspiration Awards has come about.

Bhangra Star Tubsy to perform live at the Birmingham Inspiration Awards

Bhangra great Tubsy to join Stephan Dante live at the Birmingham Inspiration Awards

One of Bhangra’s most enduring stars Tubsy is set to join one of the new rising stars on the block Stephan Dante at the Birmingham Inspiration Awards on the 11th of November live on stage at the ICC.

Urban Poet Stephan Dante hits home with Powerful and heartfelt ‘Grenfell Lament’

The UK is still reeling from the events of Grenfell Tower.  Several artists have produced tracks in tribute to those who lost their lives in this tragedy.  The latest artist to wade into these sensitive waters is urban poet, singer and songwriter Stephan Dante.  Her song ‘Grenfell Lament’ is a powerful yet heart-wrenching poem come song with a classical background sweetened with a smidgen of gospel. 

For the love of books – Amahle Zondi, Jurie Junior Peterson and Owethu Mpanza

Open Arms Project promotes reading among children at Centre in Empangeni along with mayor and celebrities.

IT was all promoting reading and storytelling to young children during the official opening of the Siyafunda with Sanlam Centre in Empangeni on Tuesday. The kids’ corner is aimed at encouraging reading in young children and spearheaded by the centre in a joint venture with local businesses as well as Zululand teen Claudelle Botha. The […]