Fatoumata Diawara

Last Wednesday evening I was privileged to see Fatoumata Diawara.  It was the launch of the Paris-based Malian singer songwriter’s new album Fenfo (Montuno/Wagram label) at Rough Trade East In London’s Brick Lane. She was performing solo, just voice and guitar and some backing tracks to occasionally multiply the chorus. She finished the set with an emotional … Read more

George Michael’s Memorial Garden in Winter

December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day – marks one year since singer George Michael died. A few days ago I went to visit his memorial garden in Highgate which is in a small green outside his former home. I had visited this garden at the height of autumn and was curious to see it in … Read more

Choir people

I’ve been taking pictures of the choir I sing with, The London Lucumi Choir for several years now. Many of these albums are on Facebook, the most comprehensive of which is the album choir people Here’s a new picture of Charlene at yesterday’s rehearsal. Her dress caught my eye, as did the stained glass of the … Read more