Monday, 07 March 2016 14:51

Jimi Hendrix Documentary


Jimi Hendrix will satisfy those looking for insights and heartfelt testimonials from family, friends, music industry royalty, and fellow musicians.
Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:38

A Brief History of Manfred Mann


The band formed in 1963, after Manfred Mann met Mike Hugg at a Bultin’s Holiday Camp in Clacton (UK).
Published in Music
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 17:50

BBC Documentary - This is SKA (live 1964)


Early BBC documentary on SKA, worthy viewing
Published in Video of the Week
Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 10 January 2016 16:12

Seize the Power – The Black Panthers

Anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of American History will recognize the image of the Black Panther - black beret, black leather jacket, holding a gun and looking mean. But what did they actually stand for? What did they do? What did they actually achieve?
Published in Culture
A crowd of us attended the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival, at the Richmond Athletic Grounds on August 7th 1965.
Published in Culture
Monday, 14 December 2015 15:35

A  Brief Biography of Georgie Fame on ZANI

Clive Powel was born in 1943 in Leigh, Lancashire. His interests in music grew from entertaining the family then participating in musical evenings across the street in the church hall.
Published in Music
I grew up in southeast London and my family lived in Barnfield Gardens, a council estate in Plumstead that had a notorious reputation.
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 18:42

A Short Biog of Andrew Loog Oldham on ZANI

Andrew Loog Oldham was born in 1944 in Paddington, West London.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:49

Thinking about John Lennon 35 Years on

On the 9th Dec 1980, I had a cold, not a bad cold, but enough for my mother to say I was not well enough to attend school.
Published in Music

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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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