Shingai performing “Revolutions” Live
by Beckypublished on 13th April 2021
Shingai performing “Revolutions” at Sofar London on June 20, 2019
Sofar Sounds teamed up with Martell to support emerging artists through a series of secret concerts, including this show in London featuring Shingai.
Karachi’s Kathak Dancers – Close Up
6 months ago
On any given Thursday, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in southern Pakistan reverberates with Sindhi folk music and hundreds of people dancing. But in February 2017, a suicide bomber attacked the shrine, claiming the lives of 88 people and injuring many more. In an act of defiance and solidarity, Sheema Kermani travelled to the site a few days after the attack and performed the Dhamall, a form of dance rooted in the promise of spiritual trance. Videos of her performance spread across social media.
Glen Mackay was at a fashion show overseas and was told "the darker the skin, the uglier they're considered". He decided to call upon some of his friends in fashion industry to address this, and prove that beauty is all about feeling comfortable in your skin. 'See Me Now' is a fashion film with a social conscience.
You Are Not Alone – Interview with Liz Kingsley
6 months ago
A new government public awareness raising campaign highlights that if anyone is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available. We interview Liz Kingsley, Operating Director of Safe Arms, researcher and Consultant in Domestic Violence in the Black Christian Community to discuss the campaign, domestic abuse issues and find out what support is available.
Yemi Alade – True Love & Africa
3 months ago
Afropop artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador Yemi Alade is known for her electrifying stagecraft and edgy style. In this performance for TED she performs "True Love," an energetic song about forgetting sorrow and finding optimism, followed by "Africa," a ballad celebrating love of home.
In this performance for TED, in a moment of musical beauty that calls for reflection, actor and performer Cynthia Erivo sings a moving rendition of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," accompanied by pianist Gary Motley.