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War of the Minds.

Whilst in Brighton for The Great Escape Festival I was invited to go see the new Jack Rocks films War of the Minds featuring grime artist Ghetts. 35 more words

Gigslutz

The Famished Roots of Violent Extremism

    Horses of God

Director:Nabil Ayouch

Writer: Jamal Belmahi, based on the book by Mahi Binebine

“I was very interested in violence itself because I believe violence has a source. 907 more words

Maghreb

Word Of The Day 5.20.15: AAVE

African American Vernacular English

Proper noun

  1. A variation of Modern English spoken predominately by lower socioeconomic class individuals of African descent, usually in urban or suburban surroundings in the United States.*
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Great Escape Festival.

Over the weekend I was invited down to the Great Escape Festival in Brighton to work with Gigslutz (the people that I have interviewed bands with) to interview people for their stage at the Mesmerist as part of the Alternative Escape which is a spin off from the main festival supporting unsigned acts. 549 more words

Gigslutz

The Muffinz 'Ghetto'

Songs like Ghetto take on such weighty topics about life in South Africa’s notorious townships. Singer and guitarist Sifiso “Atomza” Buthelezi calls them pools for cheap labor. 79 more words

So You Wanna Be Black?

Recently, Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg posted a video online criticizing Madonna, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus for their exploitation of black women. In her video, appropriately titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Corn Rows”, she referenced Swift’s music video for “Shake It Off”, Miley Cyrus performing “We Can’t Stop” at the VMAS, and Katy Perry’s music video for “This Is How We Do”. 291 more words