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My On-off Affair With Northern Soul

Yousif Nur | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Yousif Nur

Northern Soul wasn't so much a scene to many, as much as it was a way of life. These tunes were the most obscure of the obscure, plucked from indie labels in the ghettos of Detroit and Chicago. Some songs were only ever intended as demos, and here in the UK they found a new lease of life.

Mr Bigz - 'My Funked Up Soul' (Mixtape)

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Having taken inspiration from soul samples of yesteryear and married them with his witty rap flow of today, the offering from the larger than life rapper does not fail in pleasing true music connoisseurs.

Feng Shui for the Soul

Sacha Knop | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Feng Shui, a popular ancient Chinese Philosophy focusing on creating harmony in our private and business environment, is based on this. Practicing Feng Shui gives balance, fun and success in our life, love and work. When we create an environment that we truly relate to, we automatically feel happier.

One to Watch In 2014: Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Meet Ayanna Witter Johnson, not just a vocally gifted vocalist and songwriter but a classically trained cellist to add to her already impressive musical resume. Her name and face may not be familiar yet, but she has already caused tremors on the music industry circuit...

The Alternative Meditation

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

At a restaurant the other night I noticed as normal, side by side to the cutlery, the obligatory smartphone. Mine was in my bag, not that I want to be smug about it. As soon as one diner of two got up to go the bathroom, the smart phone was picked up.

My Religion? My Soul

Amy Anka | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I think the act of praying is actually praying to that higher self that resides within us. Why do you think in church they say God is everywhere? The priests that preach that have no idea how very profound that statement is. The truth that is behind it. God is everywhere because you ARE God. We all are.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rita Pal | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

We live in an age where society attempts to conform to the status quo. We are told that in exchange for beauty we will obtain success and happiness. What we are not told is how much unhappiness we often go through to achieve this unachievable perception of beauty.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Lotte Mullan, Danny Toeman, The Empire and Alfred Abel

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Once again we've rounded up a handful of the freshest talent to have made it onto our new music radar in the past week.

Soul Singer Obenewa Releases Acapella Song 'Make Believe'

Bwoywonder | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Obenewa the London soul singer, guitarist and pianist has momentarily put her instruments away and decided to use nothing but her voice to create the...

New Pop Artist, Yasmeen On Faith, Family & Following Her Dreams

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Amidst the sea of female R&B artists in the music industry today, how does one keep from getting swept up in the pop culture wave and yet stay current? Yasmeen, a fresh, talented singer/songwriter and soon to be graduate from Phoenix, Arizona explains how her faith and family roots keep her grounded.

Love Supreme Festival: Head To The Sussex Downs For Good Times This July

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Love Supreme' may be the name of a very famous John Coltrane track - but Jazz FM's first music festival offers far more than bebop. If you're after ...

The Voice UK Contestant To Release Debut Single

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Soul singer and songwriter Adenikè, who you might recognise as the Judges 'regrettable rejection' from the current season of BBC's The Voice UK is set to unveil her brand new single titled 'I Stayed' which is due to be released on June 10 this year.

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

US Soul Singer Anthony Hamilton Announces UK Show

Bwoywonder | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Anthony Hamilton, one of the hardest working and most revered soul vocalist to come out of America will be playing a one-off show at the IndigO2 Arena in London this July.

In Conversation With a Young Disciple: Femi Williams

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It has been 22 years since the release of the landmark album Road To Freedom. Jason Holmes speaks to Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem), one third of The Young Disciples, about how the record came into existence.

Interview: A Conversation With Ed Jones

Clara Cullen | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Sounding like a young John Mayer with hints of Adam Levine, Ed Jones' debut album Going Places is a confident and brash affair. Effortlessly blending ...

It's the End of the World as We Know It... A Guide to 21 December 2012 for Mere Mortals...

Alice Grist | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I say we make December 21st our time to get real, get fabulous and start changing things for the better, get soulful, get spiritualized, one thought at a time.

Single Review: Maze Hill - Long Haul

Kamran Assadi | Posted 17.01.2013 | Home
Kamran Assadi

When it comes to promising new bands, eclectic musical vibes, and well-thought out lyrics - it seems that the unbelievably creative mind of Joshua Idehen knows no end.

Away from the Mainstream: Meet the Oxbow Lake Band

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

'We're a gigging band in Scotland,' Andy Clucas tells me. 'We started as an acoustic band back in the winter of 2007, and a lot of people told us we had a Dexys [Midnight Runners] sound, probably because our sound is...eclectic.'

Why the Need for Spirituality?

Sajda Khan | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK
Sajda Khan

Spirituality means different things to different people. Although spirituality is often associated with religious life, many believe it can be developed outside of religion where it focuses on: humanistic ideas, qualities such as love, compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, responsibility, harmony, and a concern for others, without necessarily accepting belief in a supernatural reality or divine being.

Joss Stone Returns

Anna Nathanson | Posted 13.08.2012 | Home
Anna Nathanson

This month signifies the official return of Joss Stone, who played a post-Jubilee show in London after a two-year hiatus from the UK stage. It marks the imminent release of the second volume to her best selling debut The Soul Sessions, a decade after the original release.

How and to Meditate and Find Inner Peace - An Easy Beginner's Guide

Alice Grist | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Meditation is one of my favourite things. For a long time I felt I were doing a necessary service. But now it has me in it's gentle grip and I cannot get enough! Meditation can be taken as a small soulful snack or if you love it, then it can be an everyday pursuit. Meditation is about striving to find a still tranquil point inside your own mind and soul.

Jasmine Kara, the New Blues Sound

Jason Holmes | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

On a March evening in London's West End as a bitter wind swept through emptying streets, a coterie of men and women convened at the Borderline Club in the shadow of Foyles bookshop to pay respect to a burgeoning musical talent from Sweden.

Clegg: Claims We Deployed Nuclear Arms To Falklands Are Baseless

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has attacked "unfounded" allegations by Argentina that the UK has deployed nuclear weapons near the Falkland Islands. Speaking at a nucl...

A Father Between East and West

Asad Khan | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Asad Khan

In the early hours of Tuesday night (3rd of January 2012), I got a call at 3:00am that my beloved father, M. Afzal Khan, had peacefully passed away, a...