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Thursday, 26 August 2021

The Revolution Will Be Live! Gil Scott-Heron 10yr Anniversary Tribute. Blues Kitchen Manchester 2/9/21.


The Revolution Will Be Live!
Gil Scott-Heron 10yr Anniversary Tribute.

Live Performance

Kim Jordan & Noel McKoy Play Gil Scott-Heron, 

With 

Malik & The O.G's, Ft. Michelle John.







Thursday 2nd September 2021.

Tickets

General Admission Tickets *£16.50 (£15.00)

* Handling and delivery fees may apply to your order  

Doors: 19:00-22:30


The Revolution Will Be Live is the critically acclaimed, festival-headlining show, lovingly put together by Kim Jordan, Gil’s musical director for over 30 years, and his protégé Malik Al Nasir, whose band Malik & The O.G’s will feature Voice UK finalist Michelle John.

Kim Jordan, who can be heard on many of Gil’s albums including Spirits, Tales of the Amnesia Express and Gil’s last album I’m new here, will be performing a set of his finest works with a full live band and vocalist Noel McKoy as Gil.

Malik & The OG’s will open the show with a Gil-inspired spoken word set. Through a chance encounter at the age of 18, Malik would go on to work with and learn from Gil for the next 27 years.

As his musical family come together to celebrate the great man’s life, this is a fitting tribute to someone with a huge place in not just our own musical history but music in general.

Official launch + book signing.

'Letters To Gil' by Gils' protege - Malik Al Nasir - (Malik & The O.G's) of his new memoire 'Letters to Gil' about the 27 years he was mentored by Gil with a foreword by Lemn Sissay. This will take place during the intermission between sets.

'In Letters to Gil, you will be spirited away too, as I have been. You will learn much about Gil Scott-Heron, but it is Malik’s story that transfixes me in its glittering eye'. LEMN SISSAY.


Published by HarperCollins.


‘A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure’. IRENOSEN OKOJIE


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Published in the UK on the 2nd Sep' 2021 

by the William Collins imprint of HarperCollins.

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The Revolution Will Be Live! Gil Scott-Heron 10yr Anniversary Tribute. Jazz Cafe London. 1/9/21.


The Revolution Will Be Live! 
Gil Scott-Heron 10yr Anniversary Tribute.


Kim Jordan & Noel McKoy Play Gil Scott-Heron, 

With 

Malik & The O.G's, Ft. Michelle John.


Wednesday 1st September 2021.

Tickets:

Standing: £18.50 

Restaurant: £30 (SOLD OUT)

Doors: 19:00-22:30


Live band performance


This show has been rescheduled from 1st April 2020. All tickets will remain valid.

The Revolution Will Be Live is the critically acclaimed, festival-headlining show, lovingly put together by Kim Jordan, Gil’s musical director for over 30 years, and his protégé Malik Al Nasir, whose band Malik & The O.G’s will feature Voice UK finalist Michelle John.

Kim Jordan, who can be heard on many of Gil’s albums including Spirits, Tales of the Amnesia Express and Gil’s last album I’m new here, will be performing a set of his finest works with a full live band and vocalist Noel McKoy as Gil.

Malik & The OG’s will open the show with a Gil-inspired spoken word set. Through a chance encounter at the age of 18, Malik would go on to work with and learn from Gil for the next 27 years.

As his musical family come together to celebrate the great man’s life, this is a fitting tribute to someone with a huge place in not just our own musical history but music in general.


Special pre launch book signing by Gils' protege - Malik Al Nasir - (Malik & The O.G's) of his new memoire 'Letters to Gil' about the 27 years he was mentored by Gil with a foreword by Lemn Sissay. This will take place during the intermission between sets.

'In Letters to Gil, you will be spirited away too, as I have been. You will learn much about Gil Scott-Heron, but it is Malik’s story that transfixes me in its glittering eye'. LEMN SISSAY.


Published by HarperCollins.


‘A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure’. IRENOSEN OKOJIE


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Published in the UK on the 2nd Sep' 2021 

by the William Collins imprint of HarperCollins.

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'Letters To Gil' By Malik Al Nasir - Published in the UK on the 2nd Sep' 2021.

 

'Letters To Gil'
By 
Malik Al Nasir

‘A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure’. IRENOSEN OKOJIE





'In Letters to Gil, you will be spirited away too, as I have been. You will learn much about Gil Scott-Heron, but it is Malik’s story that transfixes me in its glittering eye'. LEMN SISSAY.

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Published in the UK on the 2nd Sep' 2021 

by the William Collins imprint of HarperCollins.

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Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir’s profound coming of age memoir – the story of surviving physical and racial abuse and discovering a new sense of self-worth under the wing of the great artist, poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron.

Born in Liverpool, Malik was taken into care at the age of nine after his seafaring father became paralysed. He would spend his adolescence in a system that proved violent, neglectful, exploitative, traumatising and mired in abuse. Aged eighteen, he emerged semi-literate, penniless with no connections or sense of where he was going – until a chance meeting with Gil Scott-Heron.

Letters to Gil will tell the story of Malik’s empowerment and awakening while mentored by Gil, from his introduction to the legacy of Black history to the development of his voice through poetry and music. Written with lyricism and power, it is a frank and moving memoir, highlighting how institutional racism can debilitate and disadvantage a child, as well as how mentoring, creativity, self-expression and solidarity helped him to uncover his potential.


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Hard Back

ISBN: 9780008464431

ISBN 10: 000846443X

Imprint: William Collins

On Sale: September 2, 2021

Trimsize: 159x240mm

Pages: 336 pages

List Price: £20.00

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E-Book

ISBN: 9780008464455

ISBN 10: 0008464456

Imprint: William Collins

On Sale: September 2, 2021

Pages: 336 pages

List Price: £11.99

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Audiobook

ISBN: 9780008464462

ISBN 10: 0008464464

Imprint: William Collins

On Sale: September 2, 2021

Pages: 578 minutes

List Price: £12.99

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Sunday, 23 May 2021

Malik Al Nasir features in 'Mark Walters in the Footsteps of Andrew Watson' BBC Scotland 25/05/21

 

Mark Walters in the Footsteps of Andrew Watson

Airing on Tuesday 25th of May at 10pm, (BST) watch it live on BBC Scotland or catchup on BBC iplayer.


Mark Walters with Malik Al Nasir at Andrew Watson's grave - 2021.


Mark Walters in the Footsteps of Andrew Watson

From BBC Scotland

"Former Rangers player Mark Walters looks back at his career with the Glasgow club to assess the racism he faced while playing for them. Watching harrowing footage of his early matches, he vividly describes the visceral atmosphere as he was targeted by opposition fans. In a candid conversation with Graeme Souness, the player-manager who brought him to Ibrox, Mark reveals the inner resilience that got him through those tough games and reflects on the role unconscious bias in TV commentary has on how black footballers are perceived today.

Mark also finds out about early black footballing pioneers in Scotland, including an early multiracial football team who played a stone's throw from Ibrox stadium. He unearths the incredible story of Andrew Watson, the world’s first black international player, who captained the Scotland national team in 1881 to its greatest ever win over England. Watson was a complex figure who was both the descendant of slaves and the beneficiary of slavery. Mark asks how Andrew overcame racism to be welcomed into the footballing elite in the 1880s. (BBC Scotland).

On TV

Tuesday22:00

Monday, 28 September 2020

My ancestors were both slaves and slave owners' - BBC World Service - Outlook - Mon 28 Sep 2020

'My ancestors were both slaves and slave owners'


BBC World Service - Outlook

Listen to Malik Al Nasir's Interview here...





Malik Al Nasir was casually watching a TV documentary when a face jumped out at him – it was a photograph of the black Victorian football star Andrew Watson. He was stunned at the close resemblance between them and he was determined to find out how they were connected. Little did he know that that journey would lead him from Liverpool to Guyana to discover how his family history was inextricably connected with the international slave trade.

Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: Wahiba Ahmed

Picture: Malik Al Nasir at the airport in Guyana in 2008
Credit: Abdul Malik Al Nasir








Broadcasts

  • Mon 28 Sep 202012:06Local time
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  • Mon 28 Sep 202018:06Local time
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  • Tue 29 Sep 202003:06Local time





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Malik & The O.G’s Reviews…

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

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

Paul Lester, The Guardian “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.”

Michael Edwards – UK Vibe Magazine “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.”

Paul Bradshaw - Beyond Chaser "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."

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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Reparations For The Slave Trade & The University of Cambridge Slavery Inquiry



BBC Radio Merseyside - 12/05/2019 - Malik Al Nasir Discusses Reparations and the University of Cambridge Slavery Inquiry




Malik Al Nasir
Attending slavery inquiry meeting
Kings College - Cambridge.



The ancient dining hall at
Kings College - Cambridge.



Malik Al Nasir
Up-Front show with Ngunan Adamu
BBC Radio Merseyside 12/05/2019.




Malik Al Nasir with his archive in the Liverpool Echo offices 

Thursday, 28 November 2019



Sat 16th Nov. 2019
Nationwide Radio, 90 FM - Kingston Jamaica.

Malik Al Nasir Talks To Prof. Verene Shepherd, About Liverpool, Slavery & Sandbach Tinne & Co.






Documents From Malik Al Nasir's Sandbach Tinne Private Archive


Malik Al Nasir tells the story of Sandbach Tinne Liverpool & the Guiana slave & sugar trade.





John Abraham Tinne 
son of founder Phillip Frederick Tinne
Slave owners


William Robertson Sandbach
Slave owner



Samuel Sandbach's - Slave Owners Mansion
Hafodunos Hall Built - 1861



Malik Al Nasir with Prime Minister
Gaston Browne of Antigua, 
presenting about Sandbach Tinne 
for Slavery, Oct 2019.



Talking History Jamaica is an educational radio talk show programme founded in 2010 and hosted by Professor Verene Shepherd on Nationwide Radio, on the 90 FM Band on Saturday Mornings from 9-11AM with Re-broadcasts on Mondays at 8:30PM. 

It is primarily focused on improving the general attitude of the Jamaican public towards local and regional history and culture. However, the programme is specifically tailored to address issues, in content and application, faced by Secondary School History students, preparing for the Caribbean Examination Council's (CXC) CSEC and CAPE examinations. 

The programme can be streamed at its scheduled time online at