Watch this space, as I will be launching a new poetry music video, also print poetry chapbook in September 2016 at the Phoenix Digital Media Centre Leicester !! This marks the beginning of a whole exciting chapter, on the back of fantastic year so far, that has seen also my new play VEX with themes of corruption in NGO's, Cultural Appropriation and Ethnic Cleaning, performed at Brighton Theatre, to a packed and thrilled audience as part of a production of 12 Angry Women Writers in April 2016.
Earlier, this year as well as embarking on the second part of of the 2 Funky Project Live as Music Director. Whereby I was mentoring and preparing young talented Urban music artists for a career, in the Music Industry. In particular arranging their original songs and music for performance with a live band of professional sessional musicians, for an important Music Industry Showcase. Part One of 2 Funky Arts Project Live having successfully taken place in 2015. Thereby bringing music very much to the forefront of my work once again - a welcome return!. This is evidenced by me performing regularly across the country, as a guest singer with the very popular 6 piece Funk Soul Collective Band . I have also been writing new songs for personal acoustic music project, audio recording and live performances for next year.
Finally, buzzing having recently been commissioned by the Artistic Director Amanda Leandro of Cosmopolitan Festival, to write a new song to perform live at the Cosmopolitan Festival with a music ensemble, that includes Harp. Horns and World Percussion. I would describe the new piece, as a song for people in troubling times, after the negative fall out of the Brexit Vote in the UK