Jally Kebba Susso And Manding Sabu
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Jally Kebba Susso And Manding Sabu

Born into 74 generations of West African musical heritage, Gambian griot Jally Kebba Susso skilly blends the traditional repertoire with his own concoction of heady jazz. Playing the kora, or traditional harp, his African funk sound king 4d is accessible and uplifting, filled with intoxicating rhythmical layers that give him music depth and intrigue.

Jally Kebba Susso has honed his own sound over years of experimentation on the London underground scene since he relocated to the UK in 2002. He’ll be joined by his band Manding Sabu, with whom he has recorded two albums. Veterans of UK festivals such as Shambala and Secret Garden Party, expect an electric stage show and a timely call for togetherness and solidarity. But most of all, expect to experience the kora as you never have before. And to dance.

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Elephant Social Market, Castle Square

The relaxed vibe at Elephant Social Market makes it the ideal place to come and watch the world pass by while enjoying a drink and conversation.

Expect a delicious line up of Street Food, farmers market traders, local designers & crafts, live music, art and workshops from 12:00 – 18:00.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Film Review : Freddie Mercury is a Legend

Just like the song ” Bohemian Rhapsody ” that destroyed the hold from the song strikes in his time, with a period from greater than 6 mins. The exact same point is seen in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie. The period from greater than 2 hrs frequently makes the target market tired in the center from the tale. However obviously, the song Queen that made the seem throughout this movie provides a tone in every fluctuates from Queen – particularly the singing leader Freddie Mercury – up until completion from the tale.

Viewing the Bohemian Rhapsody film coincides as seeing exactly how this British shake band ended up being among the tales, also probably the skin from the 70s shake songs. And there’s no mistaking the film’s viewpoint from the tale from the frontman, Farrokh ” Freddie ” Bulsara.

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Among the stamina from this movie is the superstar Rami Malek that steeped in the power from the tale, Freddie Mercury. His brilliant in songs, the eccentric character, up until the depressive duration from searching for identification over homosexuality appeared so persuading. It‘s real that the additional teeth significantly impacted Malek’s body to play Mercury. However obviously the design from speech, look, up until the motion can‘t be made easily.

Seeing all the methods Malek did to end up being Freddie Mercury – from knowing the language to motion fitness instructor – discussed by the Brand-new York Times made him among the largest Oscar challengers for Finest Star following year. Not just Mariviu stated, however, Marauder.

However, behind the big function from Rami Malek for the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, the tale provided is still dull and does not have. Obviously this movie takes the emphasis from Freddie Mercury, however just exposes a couple of understood truths regarding the individual life from the huge celebrity, homosexuality and the AIDS illness he experienced.

Also if you wish to check out much deeper, the attractive and sex-filled life from Freddie Mercury is just discussed a bit in this movie. In writings, for instance, The Guardian specifies that this movie places ahead of the risk-free for target market variation by directing to the PG-13 score (13 years and over) and omitting the darkest information from the frontman’s life.

However, behind all that, the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is a should for Queen followers and 70s shake songs. Described as the main biopic, this movie definitely discusses exactly how Freddie Mercury, Brian Might, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor acquired their magnificence.

Songs can provide lives on every occasion, as we really feel on the soundtracks from the movie today. However, when songs are discussed as an occasion, every lyric and melody obtains better. This might seem like a saying, however, if this weren‘t for Rami Malek’s fascinating function and the achievement from the call Queen and his tunes in this movie, this appears that the Bohemian Rhapsody movie would just be a tale from the zero-to-hero band trip generally.

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Charlie Chaplin’s Elephant and Castle – a walk with John Constable

The silent film star Charlie Chaplin was born and raised in the Elephant. On this walk with local writer-performer John Constable, we explore Chaplin’s childhood haunts around the area, including the church where his parents were married, the sites of the ‘South London Palace’ and other celebrated music halls from the time when this area was a hotbed of working-class culture. Along the way, we discover some memorable larger-than-life characters, and are treated to John’s own performance of the music-hall classic ‘Knocked ‘Em In The Old Kent Road’.

Charlie Chaplin's Elephant and Castle – a walk with John Constable

John Constable has lived in The Borough for more than 30 years. His plays include The Southwark Mysteries, performed in Shakespeare’s Globe and Southwark Cathedral, and the dramatization of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy staged at the Lyric Hammersmith and on several world tours. He gives talks and workshops and has conducted many guided walks on local history and culture. £5 contribution per person. The walk will last 90 minutes to 2 hours. Meet at Castle Square, SE17 1LB, Elephant and Castle 13.30 2 September 2017.

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A Legend of London Reggae

We bring you Earl Gateshead,  Earl built his own SoundSystem in the 70s and installed it in London’s famous Dive Bar.

The first reggae DJ to play at Fabric, The Ministry of Sound, and Space in Ibiza, Earl plays everything from Ska to Deep Roots and Dub. Today Earl tours the world, always playing original, first press, vinyl, which he maintains has the best sound. He Spreads the original positive message of love, from Jamaica’s golden era of Reggae music.

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The Fontanas – Brazilian Ska-Funk

You may not be feeling the summer right now, but you will when you catch this lot. They’ll be helping us keep the carnival spirit alive.

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The Fontanas have trail blazed across the festival circuit, delivering their upbeat live set that gets audiences bouncing. Their sound takes in Funky Brazilian influences and ska but defines itself from their base in London. The band is comprised of hand-picked musicians who have played alongside the likes of Incognito and Alice Russell.

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Wizard Of Oz

 

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Notable for its use of glorious Technicolor, fantasy story-telling, Academy award-winning songs, and charming characters, the Wizard of Oz is considered to be one of the greatest films in popular culture. Based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and are dropped unceremoniously into the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart, and courage.

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Walking tour of the Elephant with expert guide, Isobel Durrant

walkingtourOnce hailed as south London’s answer to Bath, the Elephant and Castle’s reputation has for many years been more ugly duckling than admired swan.

Named after a pub, and famous for music halls, Europe’s biggest cinema, and a gang that styled itself The Elephant Boys,  the Elephant reinvented itself more recently as a music and night club venue hip in parts, but not where most people wanted to live; a grimy and gritty place, somewhere only its locals could love.

Then along came regeneration, and suddenly unfamiliar words like investment, opportunity, desirable started to be used about the neighborhood. Isobel has been guiding around the area for nearly twenty years and exploring its history for almost twice that long.

Join her to see behind the fabled roundabouts, the derided shopping center and find a vibrant and proud community. (Starts Castle Square, SE17 1LB, 2 pm, £5 contribution please)

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Elefest - the Elephant and Castle's annual festival.

Celebrating the past, present and future ‎of the Elephant.