Musings on Song and Dance

This week I attended the funeral of a friend I’d known primarily as a DJ for over forty years. His name was Dave Hucker. I first attended his sessions at London’s Sol y Sombra on London’s Charlotte Street and then was a regular at his Villa Stefano club nights, followed by sets Upstairs at Ronnie … Read more

Behind The Scenes with The London Lucumi Choir – Covid Update

I have been documenting behind the scenes with The London Lucumi Choir since I joined the choir in 2007. Like most choirs in the UK our activity has been severely affected by the the Coronavirus pandemic and we have had to adjust in order to keep going and sing. Initially this meant regular Zoom rehearsals … Read more

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Images of Movement in a Domestic Space

Today in England it’s Mother’s Day. It’s also a time of international crisis in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic. The British government is now urging people to stay home to save lives. I started social distancing over a week ago. At that point both my pilates and yoga studios were still open, the choirs … Read more

Conga Drums and Nostalgia

A few weeks ago I took some photos of musician Daniel Marruzzo at London’s Afro Cuban Music Night. He is about to play a conga drum and the lighting gives the whole image a red glow: The conga drum looks red but isn’t. From time to time I miss my old red conga drum. A … Read more

London Lucumi Choir rehearsal at The Place

Today’s choir rehearsal was at The Place dance studios in Euston in preparation for our gig at Brixton East this coming Thursday as part of the Survival Guides Festival. Here are a couple of photos of ┬áDaniela Rosselson de Armas, director of the choir and my long-time friend: Here are some shots of “Waafrique” aka … Read more