Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:56

A Close Encounter with Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen 'Nina Simone' Waymon (Born: February 21, 1933, Tryon, North Carolina, United States - Died: April 21, 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, France), was one of the most original and unique singers of any race to come out of the USA.
Published in Music
Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:13

Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall Book Reviewed

If you put just one book on your Christmas list for Santa this year then please make that book Jazz Festival:Jim Marshall.
Published in Music
Monday, 24 October 2016 15:51

Jazz, Blues And Really Good Views

In this time of  technological explosion, and the digital age, the way we all like our pleasures, is on demand.
Published in Film
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:55

Joséphine Baker: The First Black Superstar



A look at the life of the pioneering black entertainer Josephine Baker.
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:53

Miles Ahead – Reviewed

Miles Ahead is a fictional account set in 1979 of a caper between Miles Davis, the Howard Hughes of Jazz and a Rolling Stone Journalist,
Published in Film
Fame released three singles and an EP that year, kicking off with his second number 1 single 'Getaway', and once again produced by Denny Cordell.
Published in Music
After an aborted attempt to release a single, it was decided to record a live album at The Flamingo. Ian Samwell would produce the record and Glyn Johns would engineer the session.
Published in Music
Of all the groups and artists that I have listened to, and worked with over the past five decades, the one that influenced me the most was Georgie Fame.
Published in Music
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:14

Colin Macinnes : Writer of Modern Life

My lord, one thing is certain, and that’s that they’ll make musicals one day about the glamour-studded 1950s.
Colin MacInnes, “Absolute Beginners” 1959
Published in Culture
When ZANI first drew breath, one of our objectives was to meet members or create the new Beat Generation, free spirited authors, poets and artists,
Published in Culture
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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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