Speak Your Truth
Rob Bradley is a rapper, educator and speaker. He has given two TED talks and visits schools across the UK giving workshops using rap to improve literacy and confidence. In this episode we talk about:
Rob's top 5 favourite rappers
Why Hip-Hop should be used in schools
Why you should release your own music
Stuart Barr is the founder of nSpire Me and creator of the app 'Let's Play Violin', an app which helps children to practise their violin at home. Stuart's career highlights include conducting Dame Shirley Bassey for 6 years, teaching at the Royal Academy Of Music and leading the London Youth Choir.
The People Could Fly
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.
Sarah Aluko Firstborn
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.
Jarritt Sheel & Ethan Hein - I'm Ivory And He's Ebony
Jarritt Sheel and Ethan Hein are music educators based in New York currently working and studying at NYU. We talk about the role of Hip-Hop and Pop in music education, Thundercat, Trap music, and why so many people have stopped studying music.
Dr Shirley Thompson
New Nation Rising
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.
London Is The Place For Me (Black History Month Special)
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?
Headwraps & Jazz
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.
What's Wrong With Your Mouth?!
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.
Don't Be Comfortable Being Comfortable
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.