Sacred Music: Sacred Spaces – A Love Supreme 21.06.12

A mesmerising re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was performed last night. Big Respect to Chaser Productions for putting this on! We were and still are in awe.. The Chapel at Kings College (The Strand, London) proved the perfect space for this experience: 

John Coltrane - Re-envisioning -A Love Supreme

Ansuman Biswas melodic Indian instruments,  Crispin Robinson (+ 2)  Bata drums,  Juwon  Ogunbe – voice  Maya Jegede  kora / harp,  Neil Charles  contra bass, Nikki Yeoh  piano,  Orphy Robinson  –  steel pan /marimba  Pat Thomas  electronics,  Rowland Sutherland   flute,  Richard  Spaven  drums,  Steve Williamson tenor saxophone,  Shabaka Hutchins  bass clarinet.


Celebrating classics with Main Source – Breaking Atoms (1991 Wild Pitch)

Every so often we like to celebrate classics…Main Source’s land mark album ‘Breaking Atoms’ from 1991 features in the music hall of fame. But even better is this live recording now up on Soundcloud!!
For those that were not around to witness one of the most respected groups of the 90’s, Flip the Script gives an intro!

Main Source was a Toronto and New York based hip hop group comprising of Toronto’s Sir Scratch and K-Cut, and Queens’ Large Professor. The group’s first album, Breaking Atoms, featured conscious tracks such as “Looking at the Front Door,” “A Friendly Game of Baseball,” and “Watch Roger Do His Thing,” as well as the first on-record appearance of Nas on “Live at the Barbeque,” which also featured Joe Fatal and Akinyele. Here are some archive shots from the Flip the Script archive, were you at this gig??

Adventures in the land of music with Robert Glasper, Bilal & Lalah Hathaway

” Shows should be an experience. At some point I’ll make you laugh, cry or bop your head.”

From Guru’s Jazzmatazz project to Soweto Kinch, there have been several noble and notable attempts to find common ground between jazz and hip hop. Few, however, have been as successful as those of Houston-born pianist Robert Glasper

The Robert Glasper Experiment features Casey Benjamin on sax, soprano sax, synths and vocals, Derrick Hodge on electric bass and electric guitar, and Mark Colenburg on drum. The list of people he has worked with includes; Bilal (pictured after the Barbican show)Mos DefThe RootsJ DillaErykah BaduCommonTalib KweliLalah HathawayMaxwell and Q-Tip.

Masters at Work to return in 2012

On November 19 2011 none other than Masters At Work legend Louie Vega
headlined the DJ bill at Havana Cultura, the latest launch event in
Gilles Peterson’s album series. Louie played a special Nuyorican Soul
set not heard in the UK for many years.
As one of the many inspirations behind creating this book, special images
of Louie Vega & Elements of Life boast a double page spread. We
are so excited to hear a new album is on the way for 2012, along with the high anticipation of a M.A.W return to the UK in June.

Elements of Life featuring Raul Midon, Anane and Josh Milan.

Guru rest in peace July 17 1961 – April 19 2010

Apr.19, 2010 — GURU — R.I.P.
We lost one of the greatest emcees in hip-hop on Apr.19, 2010. He was a giant, this pic was taken with trumpeter ‘Brownman Ali’ at his last show on UK soil..

Even at this special intimate show at the 100 Club the energy was flowing just like the Gangstarr days. A revolutionary who transcended musical boundaries, can you imagine what the final Gangstarr album would have sounded like…?

Book donation to the INIVA library collection

Flip the Script has donated a book to the Stuart Hall Library Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) Rivington Place, London! We are pleased with the feedback: ” I loved the book! The photography captures each subject perfectly, and I really liked the accompanying captions”
The book has also been stocked at Virgin Megastores in Dubai where Infusion magazine were one of the first to review it.

Frontlineshop 25 years Anniversary Special featuring A Tribe called Quest

In Oct 2011 Frontlineshop, a company from Hamburg Germany celebrated 25 years of street fashion, music and more in a special anniversary book.
Kingsley was honoured to contribute to this project with original archive photos of A Tribe called Quest along with Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus. The featured ATCQ image was from one of their last shows together in London while touring Midnight Marauders. Competition: We have 10 ATCQ exclusive prints to give away! To win one just click ‘like’ on the FTS facebook page

Somerset House London UK 2006

Westminster Reference Library book launch

As the late Eve Arnold described: “If a photographer cares about the
people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the
photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” Much was given
on the evening of the book launch and exhibition at Westminster
Reference Library on May 18 2011.

In light of the book subject matter capturing portraits of single
minded artists in action, the launch would not be complete without a
performance. Jonzi D of ‘Breakin Convention’ (Sadlers Wells, London)
entertained and also provoked thought with spoken word and dynamic
poetry. Kingsley gave a background on the ideas, inspiration and
vision behind Flip the Script and Rosella Black, curator for the
exhibition space, described the special value of libraries despite the
increasing government cuts. A big thanks to the many guests that
attended and helped make the launch that much more special. Check some of Jonzi’s performance on the video diary page

Westminster Reference Library, London UKJonzi DJonzi D performance

Ms Dynamite Signed copy of Flip the Script up for grabs!

COMP ALERT! To mark the launch of the brand new and sparkling Flip the
Script website..there is another signed copy up for grabs. Ms Dynamite
kindly signed a copy at the recent Urban Classic gig with the BBC Symphony
orchestra. To enter simply visit the contact page, sending a message
with Ms D in the subject box with your contact info – simple!

Ms Dynamite at Urban Classic March 3 2012 (Barbican London, UK)