SPEECH GIVEN AT THE AFRIKA EYE FILM FESTIVAL – 12 NOV 2016 Introduction given before the screening the documentary Roots, Reggae, Rebellion. ____________________________________ Five Corners of Reggae: what reggae music means to me Welcome to the Afrika Eye film festival screening of Roots, Reggae, Rebellion, the documentary on the history or reggae music presented by Akala.
I started this blog 8 years ago in 2007, and in that time it has gone through many different identities – the main one being musings for when I was doing my PhD. Since finishing the PhD in 2010 the blog has waned somewhat, and I have struggled to keep it sustained. I’m now thinking
I’m 41 years old, have a PhD, PG Cert and a BA (Hons) First degree, am married with children and a mortgage, and I am Trayvon Marton.
Meditation for today, which was a very particular day: With great adversity comes great strength, and the capacity to Love, and to be Loved. From sorrow, sow seeds made of tears to grow Hope, Faithfulness, Strength and Wisdom. When such times do not make sense, let Faith be your comfort. JAH Blessings. Villages of Love.
Happy Saint George’s Day! Photograph © Shawn Naphtali Sobers 2010 On Radio 4 a while ago there was a debate about patron saints and nationalism, and if it was a healthy thing. One of the guests said they thought Saint George’s day was a good opportunity for different communities to celebrate in England, as Saint George himself represented inclusiveness as
Was part of a good event today organised by South West Screen called Innovation Alliances, which showcased various companies work that they funded from the Alliances funding strand. Firstborn had a stall with Calling the Shots and Knowle West Media Centre to showcase our “Independent State of….” project, which we are working on together. All