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Friday, 15 November 2019

The Revolution Will Be Live! 8th Dec 2019 - The Sage 2 - Gateshead.




Gil Scott-Heron Tribute

The Revolution Will Be Live! 8th Dec 2019 - The Sage 2 - Gateshead.





Ka'ba The Soul Singer  
Sings Gil Scott-Heron

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Malik & The O.G's
Protégé of Gil Scott-Heron



Ka'ba The Soul Singer 
Sings Gil Scott-Heron

Photo: Siobhan Bradshaw

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Malik & The O.G's

Photo: Siobhan Bradshaw



"We celebrate the life and times of Gil Scott-Heron, in the company of his friends and former bandmate -  Rod Youngs. 'The Revolution Will Be Live!' is the critically acclaimed, festival-headlining show, lovingly put together by Gil's protégé spoken word artist and activist Malik Al Nasir.

His band - Malik & The O.G’s - will open the show with a Gil-inspired spoken word set, based upon the poetic works that Malik developed under Gil’s direct mentorship over 27 years. Malik was blessed to have Gil record one of Malik’s songs “Black & Blue” which featured on Malik & The O.G’s debut album “Rhythms of the Diaspora Vol.’s 1 & 2" in 2015, along with featured artists LL Cool-J and The Last Poets. 

Malik’s set will be followed by Floridian Jazz vocalist Ka’Ba The Soul Singer, who will be performing a celebrated set of Gil Scott-Heron's finest works, with a full live band including Gil’s drummer - Rod Youngs - from his awesome touring band The Amnesia Express. 

A Native of Washington, D.C. Rod’s consummate musicianship has garnered him a wide variety of work from concerts to recording sessions for radio, TV and film. He has performed/recorded with a formidable array of artists including, Lee Konitz, Jon Hendricks, Gil Scott-Heron, Hugh Masekela, Natalie Cole, Mica Paris, Denys Baptiste, Abdullah Ibrahim, Julian Joseph, Courtney Pine, Ronnie Laws, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, and David Murray amongst others and he can be found on several of Gil’s greatest works including; Spirits, Minister of Information and Tales of The Amnesia Express.

Gil Scott-Heron was one of the most prolific and iconic musical figures of the 20th and 21st century's and was renowned as a ‘Bluesologist,” "The Godfather of Rap," a Jazz poet, musician, author and teacher. Gil's lyrical content, addressed the social and political issues of the time, with tracks like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and “The Bottle” which connected to the hearts of millions of people, both in America and worldwide."



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Ka'ba's socials:


Facebook 

Reverbnation 

Soundcloud 

Twitter @kabasoulsinger


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Malik & The O.G's socials:


Facebook Malik & The O.G's

Twitter - Malik & The O.G's

Instagram - Malik & The O.G's


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Malik & The O.G’s Reviews…


“Through his writing, music and live performances, Malik Al Nasir is continuing the legacy of his late mentor 
Gil Scott-Heron”  
Raoul Juneja – NOW Magazine. 

“Malik delivers a beautifully lyrical performance, another verse in the extraordinary life of an ordinary guy!” 
Glyn Akroyd – Bido Lito Magazine (Front cover article).  

“In 1984, a chance encounter between Scott-Heron and Al Nasir, then a self-described “illiterate street kid” in Liverpool, led to him taking the 18-year-old under his wing. Today, Al Nasir boasts a master’s degree.” 
Paul Lester, The Guardian (Front cover article).  

“St George’s Hall, Liverpool provided an opportunity for Malik to put on a fabulous tribute concert in honour of the great wordsmith, who guided him throughout his formative and adult years.” 
Michael Edwards – UK Vibe Magazine.


"Mentored by both Jalal and the late great Gil Scott-Heron, Malik brought his own poetic life experience to the event and his no nonsense delivery came wrapped in the warm, versatile vocals of Cleveland Watkiss and Chantelle Nandi." 

Paul Bradshaw - Beyond Chaser. 


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Produced By




@yesternightLtd


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Sunday, 4 August 2019

The Revolution Will Be Live! 4th Nov 2019 - The Jazz Cafe - London.




Gil Scott-Heron Tribute

The Revolution Will Be Live! 4th Nov 2019 - The Jazz Cafe - London.




Kim Jordan Plays Gil Scott-Heron
Ft. Ka'ba Soul Singer (as Gil).

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Malik & The O.G's
Protégé of Gil Scott-Heron



Kim Jordan Plays Gil Scott-Heron
Ft. Ka'ba The Soul Singer 
(as Gil).


Ka’Ba SoulSinger


Kim Jordan Ft.
Ka’ba SoulSinger
Better Days Ahead (Gil Scott-Heron)






Malik & The O.G's
Protégé of Gil Scott-Heron






Live @ The Jazz Cafe.


The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway,
London,
NW1 7PG

Tel: 020 7485 6834




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"Africa" by Malik & The O.G's - Ft. Rita Carter.



Filmed at:

"The Revolution Will Be Live!" Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Show. 
The Arts Centre, 
City of Liverpool College. (27th Sept 2018.)

Lead Vocals - Malik Al Nasir
Backing Vocals - Rita Carter Drums - Rod Youngs (Amnesia Express)
Keys / Vibes - Kim Jordan (Amnesia Express)
Bass - Tiago Coimbra
Guitar - Mo' Nazam
Sax - Phil Marshall Engineers - Tom Parker / Mike Moran.
Director - David Hutchman.
Producer - Malik Al Nasir.

©Yesternight Productions Ltd. 2018. All Rights Reserved.

#Africa #TheRevolutionWillBeLive #MalikAndTheOGs #MalikAlNasir #SpokenWord #Liverpool #GilScottHeron #RitaCarter #KimJordan #RodYoungs

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Ka’Ba SoulSinger - Performing as Gil.


Hailing from the American South, Ka'Ba's rich, bass/baritone voice, emits a frequency - whose vibration is drenched in the struggles, trials and triumphs of the Black experience.  From enslavement and Jim Crow, to the Civil Rights era and the hip-hop generation and beyond. 

His fusion of soul, jazz, traditional Black spirituals, blues, hip-hop, spoken word and world music, creates an aural panoply of the worldwide African experience. He has shared the stage and /or recorded with musical giants and cult underground icons such as; Amiri Baraka, Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Black Notes, Kim Jordan, (jazz keyboardist and long time band leader for Gil Scott-Heron), Precise Science, Dead Prez, The Last Poets, jazz keyboardist Weldon Irvine and more. 

His passionate, soul-drenched, humorous and energetic performances have thrilled audiences across the United States and the United Kingdom, winning praise and accolades along the way. 

He also hosts a weekly radio show, the “Afrikan Deep Thought” edition of “Jazz & Justice,” which can be heard from 3-5PM (EST) every Monday on 89.3 WPFW-FM in Washington, DC, where he fuses his two loves - the various musical genres that inspire him and social commentary and topics around culture, history and philosophy.

Ka’ba toured the UK with Kim Jordan & Malik & The O.G’s in 2017/18, for The Revolution Will Be Live! Gil Scott-Heron tribute tour and is returning to London on 4th November to to do it all again at the iconic Jazz Café.

Ka'ba's socials:

Facebook 

Reverbnation 

Soundcloud 

Twitter @kabasoulsinger

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Kim Jordan’s Reviews…


“Amazing Show! A Beautiful Experience of Sight, Sound and Significance.” – Leonard Burnett – Upscale Magazine. 

“It was a Slamming first set and from the reaction of the packed room, we all needed that. Congratulations!” – R
egina Carter – International Jazz Violinist.

"One of the most dynamic performances and entertainers I’ve ever seen.” Frank Malfitano  Syracuse Jazz Festival.

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Malik & The O.G’s Reviews…


“Through his writing, music and live performances, Malik Al Nasir is continuing the legacy of his late mentor 
Gil Scott-Heron”  
Raoul Juneja – NOW Magazine. 

“Malik delivers a beautifully lyrical performance, another verse in the extraordinary life of an ordinary guy!” 
Glyn Akroyd – Bido Lito Magazine (Front cover article).  

“In 1984, a chance encounter between Scott-Heron and Al Nasir, then a self-described “illiterate street kid” in Liverpool, led to him taking the 18-year-old under his wing. Today, Al Nasir boasts a master’s degree.” 
Paul Lester, The Guardian (Front cover article).  

“St George’s Hall, Liverpool provided an opportunity for Malik to put on a fabulous tribute concert in honour of the great wordsmith, who guided him throughout his formative and adult years.” 
Michael Edwards – UK Vibe Magazine.

"Mentored by both Jalal and the late great Gil Scott-Heron, Malik brought his own poetic life experience to the event and his no nonsense delivery came wrapped in the warm, versatile vocals of Cleveland Watkiss and Chantelle Nandi." Paul Bradshaw - Beyond Chaser. 


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Some shots of the show from 
photographer 
Siobahn Bradshaw














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Press Links






Selected press articles about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)


    

Selected Press Links for The Revolution Will Be live!

Louder Than War - 2017 - UK
University of Cambridge - 2017 - Cambridge UK
Edge Hill University - 2017 - Ormskirk UK
Time Out Toronto - 2016 - Toronto Canada
Lliverpool etc, - 2016 - Liverpool UK
Now Magazine - 2016 - Toronto Canada
Mississauga News - 2016 - Mississauga Canada
Harbourfront Blog  - 2016 - Toronto Canada
The Charlatan Magazine - 2016 - Ottawa Canada
The Guardian - 2011- UK
The Independent - 2015 - UK
The Skinny - Cover Article – 2015 - UK 
Liverpool Echo – 2015 - UK
UK Vibe Magazine - 2015 UK
Bido Lito - Cover Article - 2015 - UK
UK Vibe Magazine - 2014 - UK 


Selected Radio about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)



BBC World Service - 2011- UK 
BBC Radio 4 - 2011- UK
TLJE Radio - 2014 - Atlanta USA 
BBC Radio Merseyside -  2011- UK
Radio City 96.7  2011- UK
BBC Radio Leicester  2011- UK
Wirral Radio  2015- UK
Tenacity Radio - 2015 - Atlanta USA


Selected TV about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)




BBC News – 2011 - UK
Bay TV News – 2015 - UK
B3 Media - L8 Unseen – 2015 - UK


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Jazz Cafe - Press Enquiries: becca@thecolumbogroup.com

Malik & The O.G's - Press Enquiries: info@fore-word.com

Monday, 11 March 2019

Anthony Joseph + Malik & The O.G's - Jazz Cafe.




Wed 12th June 2019.



Anthony Joseph 
Malik & The O.G's



Live @ The Jazz Cafe.


The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway,
London,
NW1 7PG

Tel: 020 7485 6834


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Press Links







Selected press articles about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)


    



Louder Than War - 2017 - UK
University of Cambridge - 2017 - Cambridge UK
Edge Hill University - 2017 - Ormskirk UK
Time Out Toronto - 2016 - Toronto Canada
Lliverpool etc, - 2016 - Liverpool UK
Now Magazine - 2016 - Toronto Canada
Mississauga News - 2016 - Mississauga Canada
Harbourfront Blog  - 2016 - Toronto Canada
The Charlatan Magazine - 2016 - Ottawa Canada
The Guardian - 2011- UK
The Independent - 2015 - UK
The Skinny - Cover Article – 2015 - UK 
Liverpool Echo – 2015 - UK
UK Vibe Magazine - 2015 UK
Bido Lito - Cover Article - 2015 - UK
UK Vibe Magazine - 2014 - UK 


Selected Radio about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)



BBC World Service - 2011- UK 
BBC Radio 4 - 2011- UK
TLJE Radio - 2014 - Atlanta USA 
BBC Radio Merseyside -  2011- UK
Radio City 96.7  2011- UK
BBC Radio Leicester  2011- UK
Wirral Radio  2015- UK
Tenacity Radio - 2015 - Atlanta USA


Selected TV about Malik Al Nasir (Malik & The O.G’s)




BBC News – 2011 - UK
Bay TV News – 2015 - UK
B3 Media - L8 Unseen – 2015 - UK


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Jazz Cafe - Press Enquiries: becca@thecolumbogroup.com

Malik & The O.G's - Press Enquiries: info@fore-word.com


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Anthony Joseph’s Reviews…


“Afro-blue to astro-black and what glimmers in between” – The Times. 

“One of the most talented and engaging purveyors of the music right now” – Mojo.


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Malik & The O.G’s Reviews…


“Through his writing, music and live performances, Malik Al Nasir is continuing the legacy of his late mentor 
Gil Scott-Heron”  
Raoul Juneja – NOW Magazine.

“Malik delivers a beautifully lyrical performance, another verse in the extraordinary life of an ordinary guy!” 
Glyn Akroyd – Bido Lito Magazine (Front cover article).  

“In 1984, a chance encounter between Scott-Heron and Al Nasir, then a self-described “illiterate street kid” in Liverpool, led to him taking the 18-year-old under his wing. Today, Al Nasir boasts a master’s degree.” 

Paul Lester, The Guardian (Front cover article).  

“St George’s Hall, Liverpool provided an opportunity for Malik to put on a fabulous tribute concert in honour of the great wordsmith, who guided him throughout his formative and adult years.” 

Michael Edwards – UK Vibe Magazine.

"Mentored by both Jalal and the late great Gil Scott-Heron, Malik brought his own poetic life experience to the event and his no nonsense delivery came wrapped in the warm, versatile vocals of Cleveland Watkiss and Chantelle Nandi." Paul Bradshaw - Beyond Chaser. 


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"Africa" by Malik & The O.G's - Ft. Rita Carter.


Filmed at:
"The Revolution Will Be Live!" Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Show. 
The Arts Centre, 
City of Liverpool College. (27th Sept 2018.)

Lead Vocals - Malik Al Nasir
Backing Vocals - Rita Carter Drums - Rod Youngs (Amnesia Express)
Keys / Vibes - Kim Jordan (Amnesia Express)
Bass - Tiago Coimbra
Guitar - Mo' Nazam
Sax - Phil Marshall Engineers - Tom Parker / Mike Moran.
Director - David Hutchman.
Producer - Malik Al Nasir.

©Yesternight Productions Ltd. 2018. All Rights Reserved.


#Africa #TheRevolutionWillBeLive #MalikAndTheOGs #MalikAlNasir #SpokenWord #Liverpool #GilScottHeron #RitaCarter #KimJordan #RodYoungs

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