First extract from Music Flight documentary about an Urban Music event at the Oldham Art gallery attended by various Radio 1 Extra DJ's, producers and performers.
They express their thoughts on how to achieve in the music business which then develops into a more general discussion with some nice observations on life and being positive.
Performed by the Manchester, UK based band, Storyville. Main influence : blues and world music. Here are three tunes......
1. John Newton's Vision (Wilkinson- Arencibia) :
John Newton wrote Amazing Grace and worked for the Abolition Movement, repudiating his past as a slave ship's captain. The song's second half praises some notable West African Orishas and it is as if these famously tolerant Gods
were welcoming John Newton rather than cursing him.
2. Yarra (Wilkinson) :
This song is about being able to live without having to connect too much with physical reality.
3. Under the Moonlight (Wilkinson- Arencibia) :
This song steals a bit of Lorca and is about an urban encounter that would be very unlikely to take place.
Performed by the Manchester, UK based band, Storyville. Main influence : blues, folk and world music.
Recordings produced by Mark Darbey and arranged by the band.
Soca Survivors filmed in 2004. .Soca is a high energy form of music which originated in the Caribbean and is ideal for the carnival performers to keep themselves going over often long distances(eg 10 miles)whilst performing..
The Soca Survivors are based in Manchester and we show them singing three carnival classics
1.Rock It, 3. Mash It Up, 4. Bounce and one soulful reggae version of 2. Sweet Harmony.
Sometime in april 1616 Shakespeare met Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton in an inn 4 miles outside Stratford. On his walk home he was taken ill, probably with typhoid, and died at home some days after. (10 min)